Donor Stories


Without the generosity and dedication of our donors, we would not be able to aid in maintaining a stable blood supply for hospitals and those in critical need of blood. Our donors are our heroes! Here are just some of their stories.



Donor Shares Experience Giving In-Center

After making a blood donation at our Shreveport donation center, one lifesaving blood donor reached out to us to share his experience: "Today I came into your headquarters to donate (for which I was well passed due). I was eagerly greeted at the front with casual but more than mundane conversation. Which is uncommon that late in the day, likely due to the human populace becoming more irritable as the day progresses haha. I did not catch the woman's name but she set the tone for my personal best donation session. Read More...

Birthday Girls!

Shelley Brummett, Angela Franklin, and Caitlyn Greemon came into LifeShare this October on their lunch break to give blood. We made sure they brought plenty of snacks and drinks back to the office with them! All three co-workers have birthdays in October and thought a fun way to celebrate would be to give blood together. We can't think of a nicer birthday gift than giving back to the community.  Read More...

Kiera's Story

Kiera Smith, senior at Junction City High School, submitted a canvas for display at the new El Dorado, Ark. location for Lifeshare Blood Centers. A contest was held among select high school students in the area to depict their interpretation of a life-saving blood drop. Smith says her idea began with the theme “Faces of Life.” She and many of her friends are blood donors, which gave her the inspiration to include pictures of her friends in the illustrated blood “drop.” Read More...

Mikey's Story

Mikey Olds is a student at Shreveport Job Corps who signed up earlier this year for our Be The Match registry. The registry matches potential marrow donors with possible recipients. Mikey never thought after submitting a simple mouth swab, he'd get a callback asking him to give a blood sample that would be tested as a possible match for a bone marrow recipient. Mikey is one of the few people who might be a match for a recipient! If anyone wants more information on how to participate in this program, please visit the Marrow Donation Registry web page. Becoming part of the registry is only a cheek swab away! Read More...

Don's Story

Don Bryant is LifeShare’s first 100-gallon donor. Bryant began donating at 17-years-old alongside his stepfather. In addition to donating, Bryant spends a significant amount of his time volunteering at blood drives and encouraging others to give. Read More...

Like Mother, like Daughter!

Mickaela Boudreaux, a 17-year-old high school student and cheerleader, is also a regular blood donor. She and her mother regularly give plasma and platelets together at LifeShare Blood Centers’ Monroe location. Boudreaux says the reason she gives blood, “I feel really blessed that I have a healthy body and I come from a healthy family; and I love the opportunity to help other people so they can prosper in their lives.” Read More...

Lila's story

When Lila found out that her son Chris was born with hemophilia, she and her husband- neither of whom had been regular blood donors- became regular fixtures at the blood bank. Chris required a lot of ‘cryo’ to stop not only external scrapes and cuts, but internal bleeding from bruises and joint bleeds. To help replenish the blood supply, they made it a point to donate every 8 weeks and encourage their friends and co-workers to do the same. Read More...

          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.