Autologous and directed donors

Autologous Donations

Physicians who wish to order autologous donations for their patients may do so by completing LifeShare’s  Autologous Donation Form.

The patient must present the completed form at the LifeShare donation center where the blood collection is to take place.

Directed Donations

If your patient cannot give blood for himself, directed donors may be selected to give blood for the patient’s use. Directed donors must have the same blood type and must meet the same donor requirements as a whole blood donor. A consent form is signed by the donor releasing their unit of blood to be used by the patient.

          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services 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 Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.