Save a Life and Support Scholarships – Fr. Byrd’s Annual Blood Drive
St. Augustine is partnering with Ochsner Blood Bank to hold a Scholarship Blood Drive on Friday, October 30, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the St. Augustine yard near the gym, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., in New Orleans.
One St. Augustine student blood donor will be awarded an Ochsner Scholarship, by drawing, at the end of the school year.
For each donation made, Ochsner will contribute $10 to the scholarship. The more blood donations, the higher the scholarship. Friends and family members may donate on behalf of the school or student. Donations made by or on a student’s behalf, increase their chance of winning.
Have You Saved a Life Today?
Blood is needed every five seconds – for babies, leukemia patients, burn victims, emergency surgeries, organ transplants, trauma patients and the list goes on. It may be needed for someone you know – even you.
Few acts are as simple, and yet so generous, as donating blood. And the only source for this blood is you, the volunteer donor. Volunteers donate all of this country’s blood supply for transfusions. Simply put, there is no other source. Ochsner needs your help to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for the community.