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Every two weeks for the past 12 years, Cyndi Khoury spends an 1 1/2 hours donating blood platelets through a machine at LifeShare Blood Centers. Faithful donors like Cyndi know a critical shortage of blood means critical patients needing blood could die if the supply fails to meet demand. Blood banks rely on your donations to keep up with demand, but it is a complex business.
LifeShare Receives Donation to Complete Rare Blood Cell Collection Project
LifeShare Blood Centers in Shreveport holds one of the world's largest collection of rare red blood cell donations. These cells help solve compatibility issues for patients who have complex blood types.
Prescott native Alicia McLelland Gilbert talks to KTSS about her experience receiving blood
In 2012, Alicia received six pints of blood which saved her from bleeding to death internally from a stomach ulcer. When she came to the hospital, she was two hours away from bleeding to death, but because blood was available the moment she needed it , her children still have their mother.
Louisiana College baseball team participates in 4th annual "Life Day" event
"Life Day has become as much a part of the experience of playing baseball at LC as anything we do here," said junior pitcher Brand Bignar, "anytime we have an opportunity to reach out and help the community we jump at it, and this event is definitely one of the most important days of the year for us."
Law Enforcement Agencies in Northwest Louisiana Hold Blood Drives in Honor of Harmon and Jean Drew
Shreveport and Bossier City Police Departments and the Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parish Sheriffs Offices have joined together to hold blood drives in honor of Minden residents, Jean and Harmon Drew. The Drews have been teaching Louisiana law enforcement officers throughout Louisiana for more than 30 years.
Lake Charles Center Asks for Donations During Holiday Season
The holiday season is almost upon us and many people are in need, but a need that many forget is the need for blood.
Blood Donors Helped Save Vietnam War Veteran
Vietnam War veteran
Mike Hogan made it home in one piece after two tours of duty, but the war’s effects lay in wait. Hogan, 69, of Shreveport, flew an F-5 Phantom on all types of missions, including cover for cargo planes spraying Agent Orange. More than three decades after his service, he developed multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that often claims victims within five years. The cancer has been linked to Agent Orange exposure.
LifeShare's September Emergency Preparedness Campaign
The first responders to any emergency often rely on the aid provided by second-tier responders, such as blood centers.
Blood for Little Boo
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's office held a blood drive with LifeShare Blood Centers in downtown Alexandria for Little Boo Maddox.
County Employees Give Blood for Fellow Injured Worker
Dozens of county employees and citizens participated in a blood drive to help injured county employee Herculano Yebra last week at the Sheriff’s Department. Yebra was mowing grass along the south side of FM 1380 on July 29 when a pick up truck left the roadway and struck Yebra head-on, pinning him under the truck.
Trinity Christian announces top grads for 2018
Cleco employee recognized by LifeShare for 31 years of donations
Give the gift of life during Spring Fever – donate blood!
Blood needed, bank supply levels low
Gov. Edwards contributes to blood drive at Capitol
Governor's office plans blood drive at State Capitol in honor of slain Baton Rouge officers
Importance of Community Solidarity
LifeShare blood center in need of ArkLaTex blood donors
Community Registers to Save Lives Through Stem Cell Donations
Blood donor: ‘It’s the least we could do’ for Lafayette
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