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Host a Blood Drive

By supporting our community blood program and sponsoring regular blood drives, your organization can be part of a lifesaving network of Blood Center friends and allies. Our mobile blood program makes it easy for businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations to conduct a blood drive any day of the year by bringing the drive to you. We can set up the drive inside your building or park one of our colorful mobile buses right outside.

To book a blood drive, please contact our Donor Recruitment Department at (504) 592-1596 or you can email blooddrive@thebloodcenter.org for more information.

The Blood Center will work with you to coordinate the date and time of your blood drive that is easy and convenient for you donors, as well as to supply you with materials to promote your blood drive.

All donors have a choice of donor recognition options: promotional item, blood assurance, From The Heart Club, Global Blood Fund, or blood replacement.

Additionally, to thank our community partners for their hard work, we also offer group blood coverage. If 25% or more of your group's members donate during your drive, your entire group will receive blood coverage for one year. Ask your account representative for more information.

Visit our Chairperson's Corner for helpful files and forms.