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METAIRIE DONOR CENTER-NEW LOCATION

Posted by Amanda Chittenden on October 21, 2013 9:31 AM


THE BLOOD CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW METAIRIE LOCATION

New Orleans, LA (October 21, 2013)–The Blood Center is excited to announce the new location of its Metairie donor center: 2617 Edenborn, Ste. A, Metairie (between Veterans and the I-10 Service Rd.). 

According to President and CEO Billy Weales, “We are excited about our new Metairie Donor Center. The new location will enable us to accommodate our donors more effectively and efficiently with a larger donor area and more convenient parking.”

The new location will maintain the same hours of:
Metairie Donor Center
(504) 887-2833 • (504) 887-3497 Fax
Mon, Tues & Thurs: 12 pm – 8 pm
Wed: 7 am – 8 pm, Fri: 7 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 3 pm

The need for blood is constant. The Blood Center must collect between 300 to 350 units of blood every day to maintain a stable community blood supply. Disruptions like the flu season, inclement weather and certain times of the year, such as summer and winter, impact blood donations. 

Donors must:
1. be in good health;
2. weigh a minimum of 110 pounds; 
3. 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. 
4. have a picture I.D.
5. Donors are encouraged to eat a healthful meal and drink plenty of fluids before and after donating. 
6. You can donate if you have received the flu vaccine and are symptom free.

The Blood Center is a non-profit community service dedicated to providing blood and blood components to patients throughout Southern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. For more information on blood donation, please call (800) 86-BLOOD or visit www.thebloodcenter.org. The Blood Center can also be found on social media-Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.