Ochsner Blood Bank Partners with Gretna Career College NEW ORLEANS, LA
Tomorrow, Friday, May 11
, from 11:00am3:00pm
, the Ochsner Blood Bank will sponsor a blood drive at the Gretna Career College, 1415 Whitney Ave., Gretna, to help supply shortages experienced during the summer months.
As the communities around the New Orleans area continue to grow, so does the need for blood. Hospitals use blood and blood components every day and need the support of their surrounding communities to help meet patients blood needs. The only way to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply is through community support and volunteer donations.
To donate blood, you must meet the following criteria:
- At least 17 years old
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- In good general health
- Persons on high blood pressure or cholesterol medications and those with controlled diabetes ARE eligible.
- Individuals that recently received the Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus or flu vaccinations ARE eligible.
Ochsner Blood Banks mission is to provide an adequate and safe blood supply for the hospitals and communities Ochsner serves. Ochsner has a proven track record of providing uninterrupted blood resource services to all medical facilities it serves. With the communitys support, The Ochsner Blood Bank looks forward to achieving this same goal at our new community hospitals including Ochsner Medical Center West Bank.
For more information regarding blood donation locations or hosting a blood drive in your area, please contact The Ochsner Blood Bank at 504-842-3375
Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes a total of seven hospitals, a sub-acute facility, and 33 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Through our unique coordinated system, Ochsner provides healthcare with peace of mind because we put the needs of all patients first. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 700 ongoing clinical research trials annually. Ochsner was ranked #1Best Place to Work by New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.
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