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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. Read More...

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." Read More...

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

Chronic nosebleeds could be a sign of HHT

HHT is a genetic blood disorder that causes abnormal blood vessels that are fragile and burst easily. One of the most common ways it rears its ugly head is through nosebleeds. Read More...

Helping those Devastated by the Oklahoma Tornado

Bob Leahy was glad when he found out his daughter was safe, but he knows there are many who were not as lucky. He came to LifeShare to donate blood to be able to help those injured. Read More...