Rapides Parish Library, LifeShare to host blood drive

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (Rapides Parish Library) - The Rapides Parish Library, along with LifeShare, will be hosting a blood drive at Westside Regional Library in Alexandria on June 20, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. As a perk, donators won’t just receive a cookie, they will also receive up to $10.00 in library fine forgiveness!

According to 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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