Local blood drive breaks records over the weekend

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LifeShare and Waitr’s joint blood drive over the Fourth of July weekend broke donor records with over 1,800 individuals participating in the three-day event.

The approximate total was 1,867 — more than last year’s 1,476.

“The support for this event was greater than we could have possibly anticipated,” said Benjamin Prijatel, Executive Director of Blood Operations for LifeShare. “We would like to thank all of our sponsors, who helped make this event a success. But most of all, we would like to thank our volunteer blood donors, whose united efforts have helped ensure our community has the blood supply it needs.”

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