Blood donations needed for July 4 weekend
BATON ROUGE – Blood donations are needed as July 4 nears.
United Blood Services says that the holiday weekend brings an increase in travel and activity, which can bring an increase in blood usage.
All blood types are needed, especially type O-negative.
Those who wish to donate can do so at the donor center located at 8234 One Calais, the service road at I-10 and Essen Lane. Visit www.bloodhero.com or call 877-827-4376 to schedule an appointment.
Donor center hours are as follows:
Saturday, July 1: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 2: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, July 3: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Those who donate between July 1 and July 5 will recieve a "Gave in the USA" T-shirt. Donors will also be automatically registered to win a Dream Vacation to the destination of the winner's choice. United Blood Services will cover the transit and logding cost up to $6,000.