Blood drive today at Acadia Sheriff’s Office
The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, will host a community blood drive on Wednesday, today, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The drive will be held at the Sheriff’s Office on Capitol Avenue.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt.
Participants should eat a full meal prior to attending. Donors must bring a photo ID and must be 17 years or older (16 with parental consent).
Blood donation is a community responsibility. Blood is needed every two seconds and only about 37 percent of the country’s population is eligible to give blood — and less than 10 percent of those who can donate actually do donate annually.
Blood cannot be manufactured.
For more information on the Dec. 12 event, contact Our Lady of Lourdes Blood Donor Center at (337) 470-4483.