Archbishop Chapelle Ochsner Blood Drive Scholarship Program
METAIRIE, LA – Archbishop Chapelle High School is partnering with Ochsner Blood Bank to hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 6:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Chapelle parking lot behind the gym, 8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., in Metairie.
One Chapelle student blood donor will be awarded an Ochsner Scholarship worth up to $4,000 in May.
For each donation made, Ochsner will contribute $10 to Chapelle’s scholarship fund. The more blood donations, the higher the scholarship fund.
The Ochsner Blood Bank currently supports more than 85 percent of Ochsner's blood needs and is the primary blood supplier for Lady of the Sea in Cut Off and Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital.
More than 45,000 blood components were transfused just last year, and there’s supporting information that indicates there will be a significant increase in transfusions for the current year.
Blood replacement removes some of the costs of blood, but more importantly it provides patients with a safe and adequate blood supply.