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BLOOD DRIVE ON BEHALF OF 2-1/2 YEAR OLD BENJAMIN “BENNY” COUSINS Son of Robbie & Kim Cousins - Brother to HNJ Pre-K student, Jack Cousins Date: Place: Goal:

Sunday, February 13, 2011 Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Cafeteria - Holy Name of Jesus School, 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans 50 sign ups needed. Please return the below slip, sign up with the School Office or send an email to or

Benny was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) on January 6, 2011. He has already received five (5) blood transfusions. ALL is a type of blood cancer and the most common cancer in children and teens. It accounts for about 1 out of 3 of cancers in kids. Most are cured after treatment. Benny will need ongoing chemotherapy and blood transfusions for as long as two years. Transfusions of platelets and red blood cells are needed whenever his counts fall below acceptable levels so that treatment can remain on track. You can donate blood every 56 days To donate, you must be in good health, at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. NEW: 16 year olds can donate if they weigh at least 130 pounds and present a signed “Blood Center” parental consent form at the time of donation. Go to to download a copy. There is no upper age limit. Wait one year after a body piercing. Individuals with high blood pressure (below 180/100) or controlled diabetes can now donate. If you have medical questions or have been out of the country since 1980, call The Blood Center’s Metairie Donor Center at 504/887-2833. Go to for a list of donation sites and further info. If you cannot donate blood, please consider making a financial contribution, on behalf of Benny, to The Blood Center Foundation, 315 S. Johnson Street, New Orleans, La. 70112 or make an on-line credit card donation by going to

Blood Drive slip – Please return to school office as soon as possible Name (s) _____________________________________________________________________________ Cell or Home Number _____________________ Email ______________________________________ Anticipated donation time ________________________

Blood Drive on Behalf of Benny Cousin