Rapides Parish Library, LifeShare to host blood drive

Be jawesome and donate blood
Be jawesome and donate blood(LifeShare/Rapides Parish Library)
Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 1:14 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (RPL) - The Rapides Parish Library along with LifeShare will be hosting a blood drive at four RPL locations on July 7.

Donors will receive a Jawesome t-shirt from LifeShare while supplies last. From 9:00 am until 11:45 am, Lifeshare buses will be stationed at Main Library and Martin Library. The buses will relocate to Robertson Branch and Westside Regional Library from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

According to the Red Cross, one blood donation can save up to three lives and someone requires a blood donation every two seconds in the United States. Blood donations are required for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries.

LifeShare was born during World War II when residents realized the need for a blood bank. While operating under a few different names since that time, their vision stays true. Their priority is to ensure a safe blood supply, available during all times of need. They depend on volunteer donors from the community to make this possible.

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