The Church Point Police Department will host a replenishment Blood Drive in honor of Capt. Kevin Trahan in September.
Capt. Trahan died on July 31 in a Monroe hospital after being hospitalized for a month due to complications from COVID-19.
Chief Dale Thibodeaux said that Trahan acquired the virus in the line of duty.
Vitalant will collect blood donations along with the Church Point Police Department on Tuesday, September 1, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
"Losing someone like Capt. Trahan is a great loss not only for his family and the police department, but also for the community," said Chief Thibodeaux in a Vitalant press release. "We wanted to find a way to honor his commitment to helping others and we thought hosting a blood drive in his honor would do just that--we want our community to give those suffering from Covid-19 a fighting chance as well."
Bloodmobiles will be parked next to the Depot at 116 West Thibodeaux Street in Church Point.
Donations of all types will be accepted. According to Vitalant, all blood donations will be tested for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
For more information on antibody testing, click here.
Those who have recovered from COVID-19 and would like to donate convalescent plasma, click here.
Face coverings and social distancing will be required during blood donations.
A Mass and Christian burial was held on Thursday, August 6, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point for Capt. Trahan.
Officers from several departments across Louisiana attended the services which began on Wednesday.
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