NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Ochsner Blood Bank is meeting people where they are this July to help fight against the critical blood shortage.

Staff will focus on collecting blood platelets and type O red cells throughout the Louisiana Southeast Region. The blood donations go directly to the Ochsner Blood Bank, which supports over 70 percent of Ochsner’s blood needs for patients at Ochsner hospitals.

Blood donors must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Be over cold or flu symptoms for 72 hours.
  • Have had no dental work (including cleaning) in the last 72 hours.
  • Have not donated whole blood in the last eight weeks.
  • Have had no transfusions in the last three months.
  • Have not lived with a person who has hepatitis in the last 12 months.
  • Have had no tattoos or piercings in the last month from a facility that is regulated by the state of Louisiana; or in the last three months from a facility that is not regulated by the state of Louisiana.

Blood platelet donations will be held exclusively at Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans Blood Donor Center at 1516 Jefferson Highway Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday to Sunday. The office is located next to OMC Medical Library – Hospital on the 1st floor.

Check out a location near you listed below:

Monday, July 10th

Pelican Point Carwash
5805 Jefferson Hwy., Elmwood, LA 70123
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 15th

St. Mary Golf & Country Club
585 Fairview Dr., Berwick, LA 70342
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, July 16th

Knights Of Columbus Belle Chasse #6357
9016 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, July 17th

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – Tchoupitoulas
5300 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70115
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18th

Fletcher Technical and Community College
1407 Highway 311, Schriever, LA 70395
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 20th

St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 West Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043
6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, July 21st

Ochsner Health Center – Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd., Covington, LA 70433
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 22th

Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Hwy 1, Raceland, LA 70394
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 23rd

American Legion Post #222
4101 Patriot St., Marrero, LA 70072
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, July 24th

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd., Houma, LA 70363
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26th

Ochsner Baptist – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 27th

St. Charles Parish Hospital
1057 Paul Maillard Rd., Luling, LA 70070
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, July 28th

Ochsner Medical Center – Northshore
100 Medical Center Dr., Slidell, LA 70461
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For those who cannot make the designated time appointments can be booked by phone at 504-842-3375 or online at:

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