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HOLIDAY DONOR CENTER HOURS

Posted by Amanda Chittenden on December 23, 2013 12:17 PM


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 2013 on a positive note.  Donor center locations will be open adjusted hours on Tuesday, December 24th and Tuesday, 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.  All donor centers will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.  Centers will resume normal hours on Thursday, December 26th and Thursday, January 2nd.  

Apheresis Centers
Metairie Donor Center
2617 Edenborn 
504-887-2833
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Westbank Donor Center
2701 Manhattan Blvd.
504-263-1190
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Slidell Donor Center
1337 Gause Blvd.
985-641-4400
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mandeville Donor Center
4350 Hwy. 22; Ste. K
985-626-4937
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hammond Donor Center
42268 Veterans Ave.
985-542-0263
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thibodaux Donor Center
329 N. Canal Blvd.
985-447-1774
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gulfport Donor Center
14283B Dedeaux Rd.
228-539-8077
Tuesday, December 24th: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    
Other Donor Center Locations
Baton Rouge * Mathews * Picayune
Tuesday, December 24th: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st: 9 a.m. – 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 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 dedicated to providing blood and blood components to patients throughout Southern Louisiana and Mississippi.  For more information on blood donation, please call (800) 86-BLOOD.  The Blood Center can also be found on social media: find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram