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Blood Center Extends Hours amid Critical Blood Shortage

NEW ORLEANS — Blood supplies continue shrinking as Health Professionals throughout South Louisiana meet to urge community support. Increased elective surgeries, fewer large blood drives, and locations able to host large drives all factor into the shortage. All blood types are needed as hospitals begin putting limits on usage.

To host a blood drive, please contact us at (504) 592-1596 or email blooddrive@thebloodcenter.org for more information.

Several community blood drives are being organized to combat the blood crisis. Additionally, all donor centers will be extending hours till 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and open till 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Monday: Pontiff Playground  

 

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Find a Donor Center Near You.

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