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HOLIDAY HOURS ANNOUNCED

Posted by Amanda Chittenden on December 21, 2012 10:34 AM


GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
The Blood Center’s Holiday Hours

The Blood Center will be open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve for those of you looking for a last minute gift idea or a way to end 2012 on a positive note. Donor center locations will be open adjusted hours on Monday, December 24th and Monday, December 31st from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Apheresis centers, those that accept platelet donations, will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and appointments are encouraged. Centers will resume normal hours on Wednesday, December 26th and Wednesday, January 2nd. 

Apheresis Centers
Metairie Donor Center
3400 16th St.
504-887-2833
Monday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Westbank Donor Center
2701 Manhattan Blvd.
504-263-1190
Monday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Slidell Donor Center
1337 Gause Blvd.
985-641-4400
Monday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mandeville Donor Center
4350 Hwy. 22; Ste. K
985-626-4937
Monday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hammond Donor Center
42268 Veterans Ave.
985-542-0263
Monday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thibodaux Donor Center
329 N. Canal Blvd.
985-447-1774
Monday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Other Donor Center Locations
Monday, December 24th: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 31st: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Baton Rouge * Bogalusa * Denham Springs * Galliano * Laplace * Mathews 

In order to maintain a healthy and stable community blood supply, The Blood Center must collect between 300 to 350 pints of blood every day. Donations typically drop during the winter and during the holidays, 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 of age to donate blood. Sixteen year olds can now donate; they must weigh at least 130 pounds and have signed TBC 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 serving over 50 hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. For more information on blood donation, please call (800) 86-BLOOD.