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LOPA hosts blood drive this week

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 14:40:52-05

LOPA partners with Vitalant to host a blood drive this week.

The event will be Thursday, February 11 at the LOPA office, 121 Rue Louis XIV Building 7.

TO contribute you must register. Donation times are limited due to COVID precautions. Please email for available times.

Brittany Tillery Simon, Vitalant Donor Recruitment Representative, is the daughter of heart and kidney recipient, Jack Tillery.

“Partnering with LOPA for this blood drive goes well beyond my job with Vitalant and is very personal for me. I will never be able to fully express what organ donation means to me. Because of our donor's sacrifice, my dad has been with me the last 11 plus years. That would not have happened without LOPA and our registered organ donor. Keeping my organs healthy and registering as an organ and tissue donor are ways that I can give life someday. Donating blood, plasma, and platelets provide a way for me to also give life now. One blood donation can save up to three lives, and I know by giving that life, I'm also giving hope.”