BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Multiple blood donation centers are in urgent need of blood donors ahead of severe weather threatening the region.
The Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center says it’s in urgent need for Type O positive and negative blood donors to donate immediately.
The center says with severe tropical weather potentially affecting the Baton Rouge area later in the week and into the weekend, the need for Type O blood is great. Severe weather can dramatically impact the supply of blood.
Donors should eat a good meal before donating. No appointment is necessary. Click the links below for donation locations:
Blood donated with LifeShare goes through extensive testing to make sure it’s safe to transfuse. This process takes about 48 hours. Donors who want to help need to donate as soon as possible to ensure the blood is ready in time.
LifeShare has many mobile drives planned for the week that could be canceled because of the weather. The most up-to-date drive information can always be found at LifeShare.org.
Fixed LifeShare donor centers are planning to stay open as long as it is safe for staff.
Donors in Baton Rouge can give at the Baton Rouge Donor Center, 3849 North Blvd.
The center’s hours of operation are as follows:
- Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday, July 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Donors with questions can call 225-383-7728.