Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Upcoming weekend is good time to give

The Memorial Day weekend blood donation has become a tradition for many individuals and truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give others in their community who are sick or injured.

“Donors are invited to give in memory or in honor of anyone they wish on Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 31 in recognition of Memorial Day,” said LifeShare Blood Centers’ representative, Kenna Thompson. “Donors can donate blood at any of the designated area locations and possibly win a WalMart gift card, as all donors will be automatically registered.” 

A gift card will be given away from each location.  A random drawing will be held Wednesday, June 1. All winners will be notified via telephone.

Locally, potential donators will head to Wal-Mart on Homer Road Saturday from 1 until 6 p.m.

Potential donors must be at least 16 years old or older, in good health, and meet the height/weight requirements for donating. 

Sixteen-year-olds will need to bring a signed Minor Donor Permit to be able to donate blood. 

The form can be found on line at www.lifeshare.org (click on donating –click on whole blood – click on Minor Donor Permit Form D-08I and print). 

All donors must show a photo ID containing name and date of birth, need to have eaten a good meal and be well hydrated.  It is suggested donors drink 16 ounces of water 10 to 30 minutes before donating.

Other locations available for Friday, Saturday and Tuesday are:

Shreveport Center at 8910 Linwood Avenue, Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat. from 8 a.m. –1 p.m.; Tues. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Contact: 673-1471.

Bossier site at 1523 Doctors Drive, Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tues. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Contact: 742-4636.

Wal-Mart Bert Kouns at 1645 E Bert Kouns Industrial, Loop, Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wal-Mart Bossier, 2536 Airline Drive, Sat. from noon – 6 p.m.

Wal-Mart Minden, 1379 Homer Road, Sat. from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Wal-Mart Many, 25800 Hwy 171, Sat. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To learn more about whole blood donation, schedule an appointment, or organize a blood donor program, contact LifeShare Blood Centers at 673-1471 or visit www.lifeshare.org and schedule your blood donation request online.

 

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