Blood drives will be held in may during this year's "Cuff's & Hoses" promotional blood drive.
A blood drive is being held Tuesday morning at the Shreveport Police Department, 1234 Texas St, until 11:30 p.m.
Caddo Parish, Webster Parish and Bossier Parish law enforcement agencies are participating in this year's Cuff's & Hoses campaign.
“We can’t stress enough the importance of blood drives,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, in a Facebook post. “I encourage all first responders and caring members of our community to join us on May 24 to give blood. Your gift of blood can be used to help another person or even save their life.”
Donors should be 16 years or older, in good health, and meet height, weight and donor eligibility requirements.
Those donating are asked to increase fluids before donating blood.
“First responders know that having blood available in times of emergency is truly life-saving," said Tina Martinez, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Center, in a Facebook post. "We hope the community will join them and their colleagues to help others and honor their commitment to our community."
Below are the remaining blood drives scheduled:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Shreveport Police Department 1234 Texas Street
Friday, May 18, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Caddo Parish Sheriff-Government Plaza 505 Travis Street
Monday, May 21, 2018 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Caddo Fire Department, District 8, Vivian 1007 Spruce Street
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Shreveport Fire Department, Station #9 7009 St. Vincent Avenue