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Student Bar Association organizes blood drive next week

October 12, 2012

Faith Adam.

The Student Bar Association in the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Bloodmobile outside the College of Law on Pine Street. The drive is taking place on behalf of Faith Adam, a two-year old from Lafitte, La., who was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and is currently being treated at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that starts in certain types of very primitive nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus and can also spread to the bone marrow. It occurs in children.

Donors must be in good health, at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds or 16 years old with parental permission who weigh at least 130 pounds. For more information, please visit www.thebloodcenter.org. A picture ID is required at the time of donation.

"As a Jesuit school, Loyola College of Law is committed to giving back to our community, especially to those in need. Faith is one such member who truly needs help from us, and donating blood is one simple way our community can come together to help her and other children currently being treated at Children's Hospital," said law student and Student Bar Association Charity and Fundraising Director, Nicole Tusa

Fifty blood donations are needed, and donors are asked to sign up by Friday, Oct. 12. Contact Tusa at 504-952-8543 or natusa@loyno.edu for more information. For those unable to donate blood, there are other options to help. Contact Suzy Potter at 504-939-9609 or spotter@thebloodcenter.org for more information.

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