Before donating, you will be given a free mini-physical exam that
includes the following health checks:
These tests have helped many with the early detection of various
health risks and increased the opportunity for treatment and full
As an incentive, we offer a $15 credit per unit of blood donated
toward a patient's outstanding bill at Our Lady of the Lake. No
other organization offers this benefit. We also replace blood
credits used in any hospital in the United States within the
National Blood Exchange.
Through blood assurance plans, which are designed for families,
businesses, organizations, churches and other groups, blood
donors are rewarded by providing a supplement to existing
insurance that helps to cover the charges for blood, should it be
needed. The plans include unlimited replacement coverage for
specific individuals on a yearly time frame and coverage for
blood used at any hospital in the country. For more information,
please contact (225) 765-8843.
Helping the Community
Many people donate blood to help ensure an adequate blood supply
for their community. Donors truly make a big difference-you never
know when you or someone you love will need blood.