Local hospital offering ‘cool’ trade for blood donation

Local hospital offering ‘cool’ trade for blood donation
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 10:04am

St. Elizabeth hospital is offering something to help you cool down in exchange for some blood.

The program is called “A Pint For a Pint”. A donor who gives a pint of blood, plasma or platelets will walk away with a pint of your choice of Blue Bell ice cream.

During the summer, blood banks and hospitals are always in need because of the extreme heat and say anything is appreciated when supplies are dangerously low.

“Right now, we’re holding a 1 to 2 day supply of blood, and we would like to have between 3 and 5 days just for emergencies traumas and massive transfusions," stated representative David Gremillion.

The donation center at St. Elizabeth is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call them at (225) 743-2405 to make an appointment.

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