drive in Slidell on Jul. 29 on behalf of Rep. Scalise
held during Northshore Family Day at the Northshore Harbor Center
(July 19, 2017 – Slidell, LA) –On July 29, a replenishment blood drive will be
held on behalf of U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise. It will take place from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northshore Family Fun Day, a festival featuring offer
face painters, bounce house, free snowballs, an obstacle course, video games,
costumed characters, police and firefighter equipment, and a Junior Firefighter
Challenge and being held at to the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.
Sign-ups in advance are requested. Register through SMH Community
Outreach Coordinator Tisha Batuk at 985.280.8529 or
Tisha.email@example.com; or through the Blood Center’s Suzy Potter at
504.939.9609 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online sign-ups can also be done at
To participate in the North Shore blood drive, one must be in good
health, at least 17 years old and 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit.
Diabetics with controlled blood sugar levels can donate, and blood pressure
below 180/100 is acceptable. You cannot donate if you have been exposed to
hepatitis or are on heart medication. A picture ID will be required. All blood
types are needed, and a healthy person can donate every 56 days, according to
The Blood Center, the blood provider at Slidell Memorial Hospital.
The benefit blood drive is being organized by State Rep. Greg Cromer and
Slidell Memorial Hospital. The blood drive’s goal is to gain 50 donations.
Slidell Memorial Hospital
is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located
at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a
primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and, Pearl
River County, Miss. For more information, visit http://www.slidellmemorial.org/.
The hospital’s main phone number is (985) 280-2200.