Blood drive

LAPLACE – The River Parishes Hospital and United Blood Services are hosting a community blood drive on Tuesday, Dec.17 from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone age 16 years old who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health can donate.

There is no age limit and all blood pressure medications and anti-depressants are accepted. Some height restrictions apply for anyone under the age of 23.

Donors must provide a picture identification card in order to donate. Parental/guardian permission is required for donors 16 years of age.

All donors may choose to receive blood assurance coverage for their family, or may choose to join the “Hero Reward Club,” in which donors can redeem their blood bank points for valuable prizes.

Participants can sign up for a donation time by going to www.bloodhero. com and entering sponsor code RPH, or may contact River Parishes Hospital’s Community Relations Coordinator at (985) 653-1644. Walk-ins are also welcome.The blood doantions will be taken in Suite 309-B of the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion in LaPlace.

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