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Who Will You Save When You Donate Blood?

Our blood donor centers serve our community by providing a safe and adequate supply of blood. Ensuring we have a stable blood supply is essential to care for our patients and community. Thank you to all the blood donors who continue to answer the call to give.

Did you know one pint of whole blood can be separated into several components (red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate), and a single, whole blood donation can save the lives of three people?

We rely on volunteer donors for our blood supply. Our donors do more than give blood — they play a key role in the healthcare process, giving doctors and nurses in our area a tool that helps save lives.

Please consider donating blood today. Thank you for your generosity!

Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center

More than 60 percent of the blood transfused in the entire local community is recruited, collected, tested and distributed by Our Lady of the Lake Health.

Our Lady of Lourdes Blood Donor Center

Acadiana donors play a key role in the healthcare process, giving doctors and nurses in our region a tool that helps save lives.

Who Can Donate?

To be a blood donor you must:

You may give even if you:

No Appointment Needed. Walk-in Donors Welcome.

Blood Donor Centers Near You

Blood Donor FAQs


Medications rarely disqualify you as a blood donor. Your eligibility will be based on the reason that the medication was prescribed. If the condition is under control and you are healthy, blood donation is usually permitted.

Over-the-counter oral homeopathic medications, herbal remedies, and nutritional supplements are acceptable. There are a handful of drugs that are of special significance in blood donation. Persons taking these medications are required to observe waiting periods following their last dose before they can donate blood:

General Health Considerations

Medical Conditions That Affect Eligibility