Blood drive in Slidell on Jul. 29 on behalf of Rep. Scalise

Blood drive in Slidell on Jul. 29 on behalf of Rep. Scalise

Being held during Northshore Family Day at the Northshore Harbor Center


(July 19, 2017 – Slidell, LA) On July 29, a replenishment blood drive will be held on behalf of U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northshore Family Fun Day, a festival featuring offer face painters, bounce house, free snowballs, an obstacle course, video games, costumed characters, police and firefighter equipment, and a Junior Firefighter Challenge and being held at to the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.


Sign-ups in advance are requested. Register through SMH Community Outreach Coordinator Tisha Batuk at 985.280.8529 or; or through the Blood Center’s Suzy Potter at 504.939.9609 or Online sign-ups can also be done at


To participate in the North Shore blood drive, one must be in good health, at least 17 years old and 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit. Diabetics with controlled blood sugar levels can donate, and blood pressure below 180/100 is acceptable. You cannot donate if you have been exposed to hepatitis or are on heart medication. A picture ID will be required. All blood types are needed, and a healthy person can donate every 56 days, according to The Blood Center, the blood provider at Slidell Memorial Hospital.


The benefit blood drive is being organized by State Rep. Greg Cromer and Slidell Memorial Hospital. The blood drive’s goal is to gain 50 donations.




Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 229-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; and, Pearl River County, Miss. For more information, visit The hospital’s main phone number is (985) 280-2200.


Media contact:

Sam Caruso, Jr.

Slidell Memorial Hospital

(985) 280-8834