BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) Bluebonnet Regional Branch is partnering with nonprofit LifeShare Blood Center— to host a blood drive for the public on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Donors will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for giving blood.

The event will last four hours. Participants can register here

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Every two seconds, someone somewhere needs blood. One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is no substitute for human blood, according to a release on the website.

The blood that helps patients comes only from caring people who volunteer to help others by donating their life-saving blood.