Sign up here: Multiple blood drives happening this week in Jefferson Parish

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Sugin Quang donates at a blood drive hosted by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library to help meet the urgent demand for donations amid the coronavirus outbreak across the United States in Yorba Linda, Calif., Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish, in partnership with The Blood Center, will be hosting blood drives at specific playgrounds on the East Bank and West Bank. Each site has a goal of 40 blood donations. Individuals should sign up to donate in advance.  Below are links to make an appointment to donate blood based on location:

·         Girard – Thursday, May 21st – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o   https://www.tbcdonors.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/40838

·         Miley – Friday, May 22nd – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o   https://www.tbcdonors.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/40839

·         Pontiff – Saturday, May 23rd – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o   https://www.tbcdonors.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/40842

·         Oakdale – Wednesday, May 27th – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o   https://www.tbcdonors.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/40841

Once donors make an appointment, they should visit “Fastlane” at www.thebloodcenter.org/fastlane after 12:01 a.m. on the day they plan to donate to complete medical questions.

All individuals should eat a good meal before donating and bring their ID to the site.When donors arrive to the site, they will have their temperature checked and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Once qualified, they will be assigned a number and be spaced out for social distancing purposes.

For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can receive regular updates by following the Parish on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov), or by texting JPALERT to 888-777.

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