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UPDATED-URGENT NEED FOLLOWING HURRICANE ISAAC

Posted by Amanda Chittenden on August 30, 2012 8:08 PM


The Blood Center Needs All Eligible Donors to Give Blood

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, The Blood Center is asking the community to donate blood. Due to the severe weather conditions, The Blood Center was forced to cancel blood drives and close donor centers, causing a serious drop in the community blood supply. All blood types are needed and encouraged to give.

“Extreme weather brings with it a serious threat to our local blood supply,” said Blood Center President & CEO Billy Weales. “Collections were set back for three days, which caused a drop in our inventory levels. We need donors of all blood types to donate now in order to help restore the blood supply to safe levels to ensure that we can supply the hospitals in our area.”

The following Donor Centers will be open SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st FROM 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Baton Rouge
Denham Springs
Gulfport, MS
Hammond
Mandeville
Slidell

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd FROM 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Baton Rouge
Denham Springs
Gulfport, MS
Hammond
Mandeville
Slidell
Thibodaux

LABOR DAY-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Hammond
Mandeville
Slidell
Gulfport, MS
Thibodaux (7 a.m. until 2 p.m)

The bloodmobiles are also back in the community.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st FROM 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
WalMart-Bogalusa
WalMart-Hammond
Winn Dixie-Harahan

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd 
WalMart-Gonzales 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
WalMart-Houma East 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Winn Dixie-Slidell 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Check back for additional center openings and mobile blood drives. We will assume normal operations and hours on Tuesday, September 4th.