Mayor Nic Hunter and city leaders are issuing a challenge to residents of Lake Charles and surrounding areas to donate blood and plasma.

There is an urgent need for blood donations in the city of Lake Charles and most of SWLA. The COVID-19 pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes already caused a massive deficit. Now, city leaders and medical officials say the winter storm has brought the local blood supply to critical levels.

The time to act and come together is now, says Mayor Hunter, as the city is teaming up with blood centers Vitalant and Lifeshare to host a citywide blood drive. See the locations and schedule below:

Tuesday, March 2, 10:00am  – 6:00pm

Wednesday, March 3, 10:00am – 3:00pm

  • Lifeshare Blood Center Donor Room (214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive) register at
  • Huber Park Community Center (2510 4th Street) register at
  • Donald Ray Stevens Community Center (1619 Cessford Street) register at

Thursday, March 4, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, March 5, 10:00am – 6:00pm

For more information, click here.

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