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Sheriff’s Office to hold blood drive on May 24


Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the Bossier Sheriff’s Office are joining with LifeShare Blood Centers to host the annual “Cuffs & Hoses” promotion blood drive on Thursday, May 24, at the Viking Drive Substation at 2510 Viking Dr., Bossier City.

The drive will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the mobile donor coach in the substation parking lot.  Law enforcement officers, firefighters and anyone else are encouraged to donate blood, and each donor will be given a special promotional t-shirt.   

“We can’t stress enough the importance of blood drives,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.  “I encourage all first responders and caring members of our community to join us on May 24 to give blood.  Your gift of blood can be used to help another person or even save their life.” 

Donors should be 16 years or older, in good health, and meet height, weight and donor eligibility requirements.  Be sure and have a good meal and increase fluids before you donate. 

Local law enforcement and fire fighters are hosting the blood drives this May in Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parishes.  Members of the organizations are giving blood and inviting the public to join them in making a difference in someone else’s life through blood donation.

“First responders know that having blood available in times of emergency is truly life-saving. We hope the community will join them and their colleagues to help others and honor their commitment to our community,” says Tina Martinez, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Center.

Here is the schedule for all the “Cuffs & Hoses” Blood Drives, according to LifeShare Blood Center:

Monday, May 14, 2018

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Bossier City Fire Department

620 Benton Road

Thursday, May 24, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Bossier Parish Sheriff Office

2510 Viking Drive

All Blood Drives are open to the public. For further questions about donating blood, visit www.lifeshare.org, or contact Tina Martinez at the Shreveport LifeShare Blood Center at (318) 673-1450.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.