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Donate blood during Oct. to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month


This month, you'll have the opportunity to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating blood with United Blood Services.

Every three seconds, a patient receives a life saving blood transfusion. Many cancer patients require blood, platelet, or plasma transfusions. Some patients can use as many as 400 pints of red cells, plasma, and/or platelets during their cancer treatment. When you donate, you are helping to ensure that those in the community in need will have that transfusion. 

Donate blood October 1 - 22 and you will receive an "Every Donor Makes a Difference" t-shirt in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month while supplies last. You can donated to United Blood Services in Baton Rouge at 8234 One Calais, the service road at I-10 and Essen Ln. Hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Those wishing to donate can call 877-827-4376 or visit to make an appointment. 

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