Young Professionals organize blood drive set for Dec. 21


The Natchitoches Young Professionals (NYP) have organized a blood drive with LifeShare Blood Center for Monday, Dec. 21. Donors can stop by the Natchitoches Events Center at 750 Second Street between the hours of 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Donors have the option of scheduling a time to donate at

“Earlier this year, LifeShare issued an emergency appeal for blood donors due to a low blood supply. They stated that the number of young donors had decreased dramatically since the start of the pandemic,” said NYP chairperson Maggie Matuschka. “NYP wants to help fulfill this important need by inviting all of our area young professionals to participate in this blood drive.”

To learn more about the blood drive or NYP’s Quarterly Philanthropy projects, contact Matuschka at 318-238-1941 or email

Natchitoches Young Professionals, an initiative of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to developing and engaging the current and future business leaders of the Natchitoches Area. This young professional organization offers professional development opportunities and networking events for professionals between the ages of 21-40 in the Natchitoches area.

The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making the Natchitoches area a thriving business community by promoting commerce, strengthening people and improving lives.