Blood center asks for donations ahead of storm

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WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) While people are preparing for the upcoming storm that is expected to hit parts of Louisiana, a blood donation center is asking for scheduled appointments for people to give their blood.

LifeShare Blood Center is urging eligible donors to schedule a blood or plasma donation appointment as soon as they can.

“It’s important to remember that regardless of the weather thousands of people in our communities are
depending on the blood and plasma we collect in order to save lives,” LifeShare Blood Center’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Kourtney Washington said.

Severe weather causes cancellation of blood drives and can create shortages of blood and plasma donations.

“This is especially important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Washington said.

Donors can schedule their appoints by following this link.

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