BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – BRPROUD and LifeShare will host a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 28.
A LifeShare Bloodmobile will be at 10,000 Perkins Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect blood donations. Donors will receive a free t-shirt. Donors will need to show a photo ID and undergo a mini-exam to check their temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and iron level.
LifeShare says before giving blood, get a good night’s sleep, eat regular meals, and drink plenty of fluids. Anyone at least 16 years or older, weighing at least 110 pounds, and in good health can donate blood.
The Red Cross says that after donating, have a snack and drink extra liquids. Donors need to keep the bandage strip on the wound for the next few hours to avoid a skin rash.