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Ascension Parish blood drive today until 7 p.m.

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Deputy Dennis 'Dino" Melancon Deputy Dennis 'Dino" Melancon
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

From 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. today you have the opportunity to give blood for Dennis "Dino" Melancon.

The Our Lady of the Lake Blood Mobile will be parked in front of the Public Safety Center at 13192 Airline Highway in Gonzales.

Deputy Dino is in the hospital fighting double pneumonia. The Sheriff's Office is asking everyone to roll up their sleeves and donate in Deputy Dino's name.

He is the fleet maintenance manager for the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. His best friend, Colonel Bobby Webre, says Dino came down with the infection in his lungs a couple of weeks before Christmas and has been in the hospital since.

Colonel Webre says Deputy Dino doesn't need a lot of blood, but the Sheriff's employees are giving back to the blood bank anyway to support Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

Dino is expected to make a full recovery.

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