New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Blood Drives
New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & NOLA Organ Grinders host blood drives throughout August to Keep the Beat Alive! 6th Annual Initiative seeks to collect 500 pints of blood in August, restocking New Orleans’ Blood Supply during Hurricane Season.
For more information visit: https://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/blooddrive/
What To Expect
Do you bleed black and gold? Local cultural organizations New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) and the NOLA Organ Grinders are asking you to prove it this summer by giving blood to The Blood Center of New Orleans. The groups are making it easy and convenient to give throughout the month of August, by producing a total of 5 local blood drives. Community members are asked to claim their appointment now to aid with event planning.
“Every Tuesday in the month of August, we are parking a blood bus outside our administrative office and hosting blood donors, then on the 18th we’ll throw a big party at Deutsches Haus with the Organ Grinders and other dance troupes”, says Erica Dudas, Managing Director of the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation. “Over the years, we’ve helped The Blood Center collect more than a thousand pints of blood; this year we are upping our commitment because there’s a greater need to stock New Orleans’ blood shelves and make our city more resilient.”
Easily reachable by public transportation, a blood bus will be parked at 1525 Louisiana Avenue uptown every Tuesday in August from 12-6pm. After giving, donors will enjoy snacks generously provided by the Fresh Market and local businesses. On Sunday August 18th, the groups will co-host a party with a purpose at DeutschesHaus where blood donors and community supporters can enjoy music by local DJs, a Dance Troupe Showcase and delicious food.
What You Need To Know
- 5 blood drives will be hosted throughout the month of August:
- Every Tuesday at the NOMC Admin Office (1525 Louisiana Ave)
August 6, 13, 20 and 27th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm