PICAYUNE — NEW ORLEANS — “Are you ready for some football?” If so, then visit The Blood Center’s Picayune Donor Center Monday, August 5th through Saturday, August 17th and donate blood. Donors will receive a limited-edition black and gold “Lifesaver” ringer-style t-shirt that will be perfect for cheering on the home team on Sundays during football season. Come get in the Game of Life as you get ready for some football.
The Picayune Donor Center is located at 318 Memorial Blvd.; Suite D. The days to come are Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In order to maintain a healthy and stable community blood supply, The Blood Center must collect between 300 to 350 pints of blood everyday. Donations typically drop during the summer and on holiday weekends, yet there is always someone who needs blood. Donating blood is safe, simple and easy and just one pint can help to save up to three lives.
Donors must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17-years-old to donate blood. Sixteen year olds are now eligible to donate; they must weigh at least 130 pounds and have signed Blood Center parental consent form. Donors are encouraged to eat a healthful meal and drink plenty of fluids before and after donating. Please remember to bring a picture I.D.
The Blood Center is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to providing blood and blood products to patients throughout the southern regions of Louisiana and Mississippi. For more information, please call (800) 86-BLOOD, visit www.thebloodcenter.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.