BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department will have a blood drive Tuesday afternoon.

BRPD and Vitalant will have a mobile blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at 9000 Airline Highway. Vitalant will accept whole blood donations and power red donations.

A whole blood donation is a pint of blood. Whole blood is used to help patients undergoing surgery and trauma patients.

Donors who give red blood cells receive plasma and platelets in return. Only O-, O+, A-, and B- can give power red donations. Power red donations help newborn babies and sickle cell patients.

Schedule an appointment for the blood drive here.