Posted: Apr 11, 2013 9:42 AM by MELISSA CANONE
LAFAYETTE, La. - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United Blood Services and several student organizations are hosting a spring semester blood drive on Wednesday April 17th and Thursday April 18th on campus. The drive will be sponsored by the following UL Lafayette organizations: the Greek Council, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Political Science Club. Bloodmobiles will be parked in front of Dupré Library and near Zeus on campus both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Donors will receive (while supplies last):
• A sports bag
• A free bowling pass from Acadiana Lanes
• A coupon for chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A
Also the first 20 donors each day will be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift basket and an Izzo's gift card.
"This is a great opportunity for students to participate in a campus activity that supports our community at large," explained Donor Recruitment Representative Anne Laughlin. "By giving blood, you help assure that blood is readily available for your community and loved ones."
The goal of this drive is 150 pints. United Blood Services supplies 50 south Louisiana hospitals in 32 parishes with 250 pints of lifesaving blood daily. Meeting or exceeding the goal for this drive will go a long way to making sure that there is robust supply for area patients.
Anyone who is at least 16 years old, weighs at least 110 pounds, and has a valid photo ID is eligible to donate. Parental permission is required for 16 year olds and certain height and weight requirements apply for those 17-22. All donors must pass the vital signs and health history examinations given prior to donation.
For more information, call 337-739-4978.
About United Blood Services
United Blood Services has been this area's non-profit community blood provider since 1953, and serves patients in 50 hospitals in 32 surrounding parishes. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America's Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks