East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) and the New Orleans Baby Cakes are joining forces for a blood drive benefiting U.S. Representative Steve Scalise this Saturday, June 24, at the EJGH Blood Center from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Those who wish to donate a pint of blood will receive a voucher for two (2) tickets to the July 8th Baby Cakes' game against the Oklahoma City Dodgers at the Shrine on Airline.
"This is an important opportunity for our community," said EJGH President and CEO Gerald Parton. "Representative Scalise has always put Jefferson Parish and the state of Louisiana first. It's important that we give back to him during his time of need."
"The Baby Cakes are proud to partner with EJGH on this important initiative," added Cookie Rojas, Baby Cakes General Manager. "This community always comes together in difficult times, and this is a wonderful way to show our support for Representative Scalise."
Scalise represents the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana, encompassing the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain to the area south to the Mississippi River delta. The Archbishop Rummel and LSU graduate, who serves as the House Majority Whip, was injured in a shooting on June 14, while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. He remains hospitalized at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Virginia.
The EJGH Blood Center is located on the second floor of the Domino Pavilion on the hospital's main campus, located at 4200 Houma Blvd. in Metairie and can be reached by calling 504-503-5691. Convenient parking is available in the Hudson Garage, adjacent to the Domino Pavilion. Appointments are not necessary but encouraged for convenience.