It's a day of thanks for lifesavers! June 14 is World Blood Donor Day, and The Chimes Restaurant in Covington is hosting a Super Blood Drive by The Blood Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All donors will receive fun giveaways, such as a World Blood Donor Day t-shirt, insulated lunch bag, passes to area attractions, gift cards, small electronics or other gifts donated by generous local businesses.
For last year's event, the first 50 donors received a swag bag including gifts from: Keesler Federal Credit Union, H&R Block, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Liberty Self Storage, Avanti Senior Living at Covington, Avala Health, Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union - Mandeville, Forever A Positive Influence, Sonic Drive-In, Ramrock School Supplies, Walgreens, Pelican Pointe Carwash, Magnabilities, Menu Express Restaurant Delivery Service, LLC and more. To ensure that you are one of the first fifty donors, register and book an appointment at https://www.tbcdonors.org.
ABOUT THE BLOOD CENTER
Founded in 1960, The Blood Center, located at 2609 Canal St. New Orleans, is the primary supplier of blood, blood components and plasma derivatives to local hospitals throughout South Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. The non-profit, community service organization serves over 30 hospitals and outpatient transfusion facilities. Many of these hospitals, including Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Tulane University Hospital and St. Tammany Parish Hospital, treat patients from throughout this region.