The Blood Center is currently at critical levels for type O-negative blood; while A-negative and B-negative supplies are also at low levels.
Donors can visit the Cut Off location at 115 W. 42nd St., Wed. and Thurs. from 1-7 p.m. or the Raceland location at 4884 Hwy. 1, Mon. and Tues. from 1-7 p.m, Saturday from 9-3 p.m.
Any healthy individual 17 years of age (or 16 with a parental consent) and over 110 lbs. can donate whole blood every 56 days.
Visit TheBloodCenter.org or call 800-86-BLOOD to schedule a donation. Bring a photo ID and be sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to your donation.