Community Turns Out for Blood Drive

Lifeshare came to Coushatta on Tuesday for a community blood drive.  They will return to Riverdale Academy on Friday for a drive at the school.

The Sheriff’s Office was first on the scene to roll up their sleeves and donate.  First in line were Chief Deputy Greg Moore and Lieutenant Troy Murray when the drive kicked off  about 8:00 o’clock.  Other deputies joined them during the morning.  And the Sheriff’s Office challenged the fire department, EMS and other public servants to join the blood drive.

Philip Maxfield, a Lifeshare Account Manager greeted donors at the door and got them signed in and in line to begin the donation process.  Maxfield said, “Our goal to day is to collect 32 units of blood.  We’re off to a good start.”

Lifeshare will return to the area on Friday.  Riverdale Academy is hosting a blood drive from 8:00 until 11:00 am.  Faculty, staff, students and friends of Riverdale are asked to donate on Friday.

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