Ochsner Blood Bank offering $15 Thanksgiving turkey vouchers to donors

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — With the holiday season quickly approaching, blood is in peak demand.

Ochsner Blood Banks are encouraging donations and as a gesture of appreciation, donors through Nov. 24 will receive a $15 voucher for a Thanksgiving turkey at Rouses.

Donors can visit one of three Ochsner Hospital Blood Banks to collect their voucher and enter a raffle to win two tickets to an upcoming New Orleans Saints game.

  • OMC-New Orleans Blood Donor Center: 1516 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans (Next to OMC Medical Library – Hospital, 1st Floor)
    • Blood donation: Mon-Thu 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Platelet donation: Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Fri 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus: 2500 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna
    • Wed-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner: 200 West Esplanade, Suite 101
    • Mon-Tue 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All blood types are being requested, with a special need for Type O Negative/Positive.

Please call (504) 842-3375 or visit www.ochsner.org/bloodbank for more information.

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