Mel Malone State Farm hosted a blood drive for The Blood Center on July 12th. The Blood Center reports that elevated needs at area hospitals have left The Blood Center with only a 1.5 day supply of life saving blood and blood components. Twenty seven participants donated blood to help reduce this critical blood shortage. Event partners included Safelite, Fradella’s, Earth & Body Spa, and McDonalds. Mel Malone State Farm plans to host their next blood drive in spring of 2018. For more information, contact (504) 279-FARM (3276).