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Blood drive helping restock supply in Acadiana

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Posted at 5:56 PM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-29 20:15:00-04

A blood drive put on by Our Lady of Lourdes is helping restock the supply in the area.

Organizers say the pandemic has decreased the amount of blood readily available and that can be dangerous for patients who need it most.

"Well right now because of the pandemic blood is at the worst low that I have ever seen," said Beverly Meche, Recruiter at Our Lady of Lourdes. "We've had to postpone surgeries in the past. Right now we are holding our own but we really need donors to come out."

Meche said Lourdes is still working to catch up after having to cancel elective surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic, and even though the need is starting to level out, donations are still needed.

If you missed this blood drive but would like to donate, anyone can head to the Our Lady of Lourdes Blood Donor Center at 4809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy #360 in Lafayette. Or, if you'd like to set up a blood drive in your town or neighborhood, call the center at 337-470-4483.

Find more information here.

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