'Egg-stra' Special Blood Drive underway

'Egg-stra' Special Blood Drive underway

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - United Blood Services is calling on you to grab your 'peeps' and make a blood donation this Easter weekend.

Donors will receive several free items while supplies last, including a free box combo card from Raising Cane's, a free lemonade card from Raising Cane's and an Easter-themed t-shirt.


  • March 30 through April 1
  • 8234 One Calais (service road at 1-10 and Essen)
  • Baton Rouge

All blood types are needed to prevent any blood type shortages. However, there is always an increased need for type O-negative blood. Type O-negative is the only type that can safely be given to patients of all blood types. There is also a need for platelet donations from type A donors and platelet and plasma donations from type AB donors.


  • Friday, March 30
    7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 31
    8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday)  
    8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You can scheduled an appointment online or call (877) 827-4376.

Donors can also fill out the interview portion of their donation on-line, in the privacy of their home or office. Click on the "Health History Questionnaire." Make sure to print your "Fast track donation ticket" and bring it with you to your donation.


  • AGE: at least 16 years old
  • WEIGHT: at least 110 pounds
  • Be in good health
  • Photo ID required

Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

For more information, call 877-UBS HERO (877-827-4376).

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