RPH blood drive Tuesday

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 14, 2012

River Parishes Hospital and United Blood Services are hosting a community blood drive on Tuesday, April 17, 11:15 a.m.–3 p.m. in Suite 309 of the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion, located at 502 Rue de Santé in LaPlace.

Anyone age 16-years-old who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health can donate. There is no age limit and all blood pressure medications and anti-depressants are accepted. Some height restrictions apply for anyone under the age of 23. Donors must provide a picture identification card in order to donate. Parental/guardian permission is required for donors 16 years of age.

All donors may choose to receive blood assurance coverage for their family, or may choose to join the “Hero Reward Club,” in which donors can redeem their blood bank points for valuable prizes. Additionally, all donors will receive a special gift and will be entered in a drawing for a gift card.

Participants can sign up for a donation time by going to www.bloodhero.

com and entering sponsor code RPH or may contact River Parishes Hospital at 985-653-1644. Walk-ins are also welcome. Employees are encouraged to schedule an appointment time if at all possible, as this will provide faster service. Remember, one pint of blood can save three lives.