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THE BLOOD CENTER NEEDS RESIDENTS TO “DIG FOR DIAMONDS” THIS WEEKEND

Posted by Paul Adams on April 12, 2017 2:03 PM


New Orleans, LA (April 11, 2017) – All blood donors this weekend at Clearview, Edgewater and Northshore Square Malls are entered to win several different prizes including gift certificates and merchandise from mall retailers as well as real diamond jewelry! Blood donors also receive a Blood Center t-shirt, a Russell Stover’s chocolate rabbit, family blood coverage and a cholesterol check

The annual “Digging for Diamonds” blood drive will take place: 

  • Clearview Mall: April 12-15 from noon -7 p.m. at Target Wing
  • Edgewater Mall: April 14 & 15 from noon to 7 p.m. near JCPenny
  • Northshore Square Mall: April 14 & 15 from noon to 7 p.m. at Bloodmobile near food court

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 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 of age to donate blood. Sixteen year olds are eligible to donate; they must weigh at least 130 pounds and have a signed Blood Center parental consent form. Donors are encouraged to eat a healthy 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 or visit TheBloodCenter.org. The Blood Center can also be found on social media: find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Last modified: April 12, 2017 3:44 PM by Paul Adams