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LaPlace Goodwill hosting Ochsner’s Bloodmobile

LAPLACE — Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and Ochsner Blood Bank are teaming up to save lives this summer.

Ochsner’s Bloodmobile will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6 in the LaPlace Goodwill parking lot, located at 101 Carollwood Drive

Donors will receive a 50 percent off coupon good for that day at the LaPlace Goodwill and a Fourth of July themed blood bank T-shirt. Additionally, a financial donation to Homes for Our Troops will be made in each donor’s name.

The need for blood goes up on Independence Day due to the increase of injury associated with the holiday. Those interested in donating blood are reminded to bring a photo ID, eat a full meal, and drink plenty of water before donating. Individuals taking medication for high blood pressure or cholesterol can also donate.

For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, visit goodwillno.org. For weekly color tag sales, follow Goodwill on Facebook and Twitter @GoodwillSELA.

Goodwill is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to people with disabilities and other employment disadvantages to improve their economic self-sufficiency through training, education, support services and employment.

Last year alone, Goodwill served 2,816 individuals with disabilities and other employment barriers and placed 442 in jobs.