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Gov. Edwards urges those to give blood. (Tips on safe donation procedures follow)

Posted by Paul Adams on March 24, 2020 5:51 PM

What you can do:


  • Ask yourself if you're feeling healthy... Good! continue on.
  • Schedule a blood donation. Blood already on the shelves saves lives, and maintaining a sufficient blood supply is essential to ensure patients in need receive optimal treatment. 
  • Begin the health screening via FastLane on the day of your donation BEFORE you enter a donor center or mobile blood drive
  • Eat a good meal and don't forget your ID
  • Arrive as close to your appointment time as possible to reduce your wait and follow the social distancing measures suggested by the CDC
  • After your donation, consider sharing with friends and family what you did on social media. It's good, positive, and you may encourage someone else into donating


The Blood Center would like to emphasize that sanitation, cleanliness, and safety for our donors, patients, and staff has always been #1. Every day, as a part of our regular operations, our donor centers follow appropriate infection control standards put forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Click here for clip from Go. Edwards news conference today 3/24/20

Last modified: March 24, 2020 6:00 PM by Paul Adams