RPH to hold holiday blood drive

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 4, 2013

River Parishes Hospital and United Blood Services are hosting a community blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 11:15 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Suite 309-B of the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion. Anyone at least 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 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.
Participants can sign up for a donation time by going to www.bloodhero. com and entering sponsor code RPH or contacting River Parishes Hospital’s community relations coordinator at 985-653-1644. Walk-ins are also welcome.