Officer Seals was critically injured on September 25th after he was involved in an accident, on his police motorcycle, while conducting a funeral escort. Since that date, Officer Seals has received NUMEROUS blood transfusions. At the request of Jason’s family, the Slidell Police Department, in partnership with The Blood Center, has agreed to host this blood drive in his name.
By registering, it better prepare’s us by having an accurate head count of how many people plan on donating.
After 12:01 am on November 2nd, with Fast Lane, donors can speed up process by electronically completing the medical questionnaire on-line on any computer or mobile device. Simple/10-15 minute process. Picture ID must be presented at the blood drive http://www.thebloodcenter.org/fastlane/
If you cannot donate blood, please recruit your friends, family and business associates to come.
To donate you must be in good health, at least 17 years of age and a minimum of 110 pounds. 16 year old’s who weigh at least 130 pounds can donate with a signed Blood Center parental consent form. To download a copy go to www.thebloodcenter.org. There is no upper age limit. Individuals with high blood pressure (below 180/100) or controlled diabetes can now donate. If you have been out of the country, call the Slidell Donor Center at 985/641-4400 or Metairie Donor Center at 504/249-4450 to verify that you can donate.
You cannot donate if exposed to hepatitis, taking heart medication or blood thinners. It is recommended that you eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids (to hydrate your veins) before donating.
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