• In Honor of Black History Month

    We recognize Dr. Charles R. Drew, the Father of the Blood Bank. Click to learn more about Dr. Drew and how he pioneered large-scale blood banks during World War II.

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  • Krewe of LifeLaissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

    This Mardi Gras, your local donation center is serving King Cake for all lifesaving blood donors! Join us February 8-9 and join the Krewe of Life.

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  • Be the Match®Get Swabbed and Save Lives

    For some patients battling blood/bone cancers or blood disorders, a stem cell or marrow transplant is their only option for treatment.

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  • Have Questions?Get Answers

    Find the answer to your question and other frequently asked questions about blood donation.

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  • Donor AccountCheck Your Health

    You can schedule your next blood donation and find health information, such as your blood type, cholesterol and blood pressure by logging into your donor account.

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  • Get Inspired to GiveAn hour of your time means a lifetime

    There are many people touched by your life-saving donations. Check out our blog to read their stories and learn how you make a difference.

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  • SBB Program

    Learn more about LifeShare Blood Centers' variety of continuing education opportunities including the SBBT/TM.

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    Further Your Education in Blood Banking

    The SBBT/TM is offered as part of a collaboration with UTMB. The program provides comprehensive and in-depth training in all aspects of blood banking, blood collection, product manufacturing, immunohematology, specialized serology, molecular testing, transfusion medicine practice, quality systems, process control, education and research, leadership, and management. The SBBT/TM program is a 12-month course beginning in May.

  • Donor Account

    View your donation history, blood type, cholesterol results and other readings with each donation.

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    How to Log In

    If you have already set up an account, use your existing username and password.

    If this is your first time, you will need your DONOR ID found on the letter or email sent after your donation, or your Blood Unit Number written on the back of the materials you were given at the time of donation.

  • Host a Blood Drive

    Any company, community organization, place of worship or individual may host a blood drive.

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    Start Planning Today

    Did you know blood drives hosted by companies, places of worship and civic organizations supply roughly half of all blood donations across the U.S.?

    A LifeShare Donor Recruiter will work alongside you or your organization to plan a blood drive. For most blood drives, we can set up in available space at your location to collect donations, or a mobile donor coach can be brought on site.

Latest News

Cerus and LifeShare Blood Centers Enter into Agreement for the Use of INTERCEPT Platelets and Plasma

Concord, California -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --  January 7, 2016 — Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) announced today that LifeShare Blood Centers has signed a purchase agreement for the INTERCEPT Blood System, a pathogen reduction technology, for platelets and plasma.  LifeShare Blood Centers supplies approximately 16,000 platelet and 79,000 plasma units for patient transfusion annually as the sole provider of blood products to more than 100 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas, and Southern Arkansas. Read More...

FOOD BANK DONATION MADE IN HONOR OF BLOOD DONORS

Shreveport, La., January 5, 2016— LifeShare Blood Centers is donating more than 2,700 canned goods to food banks in their service area in honor of blood donations made during the holiday season. More than 800 canned goods were given to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana today along with a $500 contribution made in honor of one Shreveport donor as a result of a drawing held on Christmas Eve. Read More...

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In Memory of Deputy Scott Pine

Deputy Scott Pine, with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, was killed in the line of duty on February 11, 2014. At the age of 34 years old, he left behind the love of his life, three beautiful children and an extended family. Scott was a hero in death and life, and was known for posting pictures of himself donating blood on Facebook with the caption “saving a life.” Read More...

Team Braylon Finds a Cure

Braylon Streetman, a 3 year old from West Monroe, La., is just like every other little boy, he loves playing outside, swinging, blowing bubbles and watching his favorite movie Toy Story!  “He LOVES Buzz Lightyear,” says his mommy, Brittany.  Things changed for Braylon around July 2014 when he suddenly became very ill. Read More...

Wytanna Encourages African-American Blood Donors to Give

16-year old, Wytanna Welch doesn’t let many things slow her down, even Sickle Cell Anemia, an illness she was diagnosed with as an infant. At just 3 years old, Wytanna started receiving blood transfusions every 4 weeks to help manage her illness. “She’s had too many blood transfusions to count,” says mother Nhyesha Shaw. Read More...

          LifeShare Blood Centers, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and accredited by AABB. LifeShare Blood Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.