Local Flu Epidemic causing blood shortages

The flu epidemic in Louisiana is having an impact on the local blood supply. Donations have been low due to the holiday season and frigid temperatures and now the flu outbreak is another factor contributing to an insufficient amount of blood donations. If you are healthy and able, United Blood Services is asking you to donate blood as soon as possible, within the next seven days. Donations can be made at the donor center located at 1234 David Drive, Suite 102 in Morgan City. Schedule your appointment to donate at www.bloodhero.com or call 877-827-4376. Walk ins are welcome. You can also pledge to be a First Blood Responder by donating three times in 2018 at www.pledgetosave.com.