Serving his country and community throughout his life, LifeShare Blood Centers honors I. Sackman “Sack” Marx. A decorated war hero, pilot and World War II concentration camp survivor, Mr. Marx became a regular blood donor in the 1940s as a result of his own life being saved. He continued to give much of himself and his resources to support the community’s blood center through 2012.
I. Sackman Marx July 3, 1920 - March 26, 2013
As president of the steering committee garnering community support and financial contributions, Mr. Marx was instrumental in opening the Monroe location of the Louisiana Blood Center, now LifeShare Blood Centers, in 1979. Later, he spearheaded a successful capital campaign to relocate and expand Monroe’s blood center facility to meet the growing needs of blood products and services to the medical facilities of northeast Louisiana and south Arkansas.
In honor of Mr. Marx’s service to LifeShare a scholarship fund was established in 1983 with the seed money raised to bring a local independent community blood center to Monroe. Each year a Senior Medical Technical student at the University of Louisiana-Monroe receives the I. Sackman Marx scholarship award to help pay for school expenses.
Mr. Marx served as a volunteer member of the Board of Trustees and a charter member of the Monroe Civic Advisory Council for LifeShare Blood Centers and was honored with the LifeShare Blood Centers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 in recognition of his many generous contributions.
We, at LifeShare Blood Centers, will never forget I. Sackman “Sack” Marx for his service to our country and to the communities and patients we serve.