BATON ROUGE, From the Office of the Governor – On Thursday, July 21, 2016, the Office of Governor John Bel Edwards will host a blood donation drive in honor of the three law enforcement officers shot and killed, and three others who were injured, in the shootings in Baton Rouge this past weekend.
“I am humbled by the response from the city of Baton Rouge and from Louisianans all across the state to this tragedy,” said Gov. Edwards. “I encourage every one of our state employees to donate as they are able, whether at this drive or at the blood centers in their own communities.”
The drive, planned by the Governor’s Office of Programs and Planning in conjunction with LifeShare Blood Centers, will be open to all state employees and members of the public. The Governor will personally participate in the blood donation drive as well.
“Our staff came to me and wanted to personally participate in the community’s response to this very difficult time for our city and state,” said Johnny Anderson, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor's Office of Programs and Planning. “This is a simple, personal step individuals can choose to take, as they are able, to be part of giving back, healing, and building a stronger community together as we move forward. We would welcome participation from all of our State Capitol complex employees.”
A LifeShare Blood Centers donation bus will be parked in the State Capitol parking lot near the Southwest Entrance gate on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.