Blood & Organ Donations
Lake Charles Memorial Health System has joined other area hospitals, the
Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, and the Louisiana Hospital Association
in the Donate Life Louisiana Hospital Campaign, which is the first-ever,
statewide hospital donor registration drive initiative in the nation.
Memorial is excited to participate in this life-saving campaign.
The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) is the federally-designated
organ procurement organization for the State of Louisiana. The agency
focuses on educating the medical community and the general public about
organ and tissue donation issues, working with families through the donation
process, recovering donated organs and tissue, and placing the organs
and tissue for transplant.
Over 1,800 individuals in Louisiana are waiting for a life-saving transplant.
One organ donor has the power to save up to nine lives, restore sight
to two people and enhance the lives of up to 50 more through tissue donation.
Hospital employees and members of the community can register their generous
decisions to become organ and tissue donors online
Lake Charles Memorial Health System is proud to have United Blood Services
as its blood provider.
United Blood Services is no stranger to South Louisiana. This non-profit
community blood service organization—one of the nation’s oldest
and largest—has been providing blood and blood products to over
50 hospitals in 32 parishes since 1953. United Blood Services is regulated,
licensed and inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The organization
has an extensive quality control program and national laboratories where
the most current technology and the most sophisticated tests are used
to screen volunteer blood donations.
Community blood drives are at Memorial every 2ndand 4th Monday of each month from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in the bloodmobile parked directly
across from the hospital. Potential donors must be at least 16 years old,
weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Parental/Guardian permission
is required for donors under 18 years of age.
Participants may register online