Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 11:00am
Son of a Saint and Ochsner Blood Bank are teaming up to host a community blood drive Saturday, June 19 at Son of a Saint’s temporary headquarters, 2541 Bayou Road in New Orleans, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The blood drive will be held on World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, bringing attention to sickle cell disease—a group of red blood cell disorders that affects Black Americans at much higher rates than people of other ethnicities. Son of a Saint and fellow Bayou Road Business Association members will also be hosting additional events throughout the day commemorating Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. The blood drive is open to the public and eligible donors are encouraged to attend and help save a life.