Governor's Office hosts blood drive outside State Capitol
Posted on 7/20/2016 1:03:00 PM.

The Governor’s office hosts a blood drive today in honor of the three law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the ambush in Baton Rouge on Sunday.

Deputy Chief of Staff in the Governor’s Office of Programs and Planning Johnny Anderson says they wanted to show support and come together during this difficult time in our state. He says they wanted to provide a gift to the community.

“We thought this could make a significant difference after what has happened to the law enforcement officers, what has happened to Mr. Sterling, if he needed blood, and anyone who is needing blood in these pressing times.”

Governor John Bel Edwards will also be personally participating in the blood drive with LifeShare. Anderson hopes state employees and anyone in Baton Rouge will come out to the donation bus outside the State Capitol from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm.

“This is one way to get involved. It’s a simple step but it’s a very important step in making sure that you help to save lives. In many instances you help to save lives by donating blood.”

Anderson says this is the first step in having the community come together as we try to heal.

“We believe that if you get people coming together and working together and starting the healing process in our community, we will be able to be a stronger community.”

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