WHY GIVE BLOOD?
Every two seconds, someone somewhere needs blood. One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person may be you, your loved one, friend or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood. The blood that helps patients comes only from caring people who volunteer to help others by donating their life-saving blood.
In the short time it took to read the above paragraph, 11 people needed blood.
Will you help?
The following mobile unit blood drives are scheduled for the month of August:
Aug. 3 from 1-5 pm at Natchitoches Walmart
Aug. 10 from 1-5 pm at Natchitoches Walmart
Aug. 12 from 1-5 pm at Natchitoches Walmart
Aug. 19 from 1-5 pm at Natchitoches Walmart
Aug. 24 from 11 am – 3 pm at Natchitoches Walmart
Aug. 24 from 10 am – 4 pm at the WRAC building at Northwestern State University
Aug. 25 from 10 am – 4:30 pm at the WRAC building at Northwestern State University
WHO CAN GIVE?
Anyone at least 16 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and is in good health can donate blood.
Sixteen-year-olds must submit a permission form signed by a parent or guardian.
Some people may be temporarily or permanently prevented from donating blood due to certain health conditions. If you have a question about your eligibility to donate blood, contact your local LifeShare office.