News Releases

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office Plans Holiday Blood Drive for December 6

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Governor’s Office is holding a blood drive on Wednesday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the LifeShare bus. The bus will be parked near the Pentagon Barracks at the corner of North 3rd Street and Spanish Town Road. Blood donors at the drive will receive limited edition socks stating, “I gave someone another holiday” on the soles. Read More...

Gov. Edwards’ Office Plans Statewide Blood Drive for Friday, September 8

September 7, 2017 – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Programs and Planning is holding a statewide blood drive on Friday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at locations around the state. Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, LifeShare Blood Center is calling on those who can to help relieve the blood supply shortage and support patient needs throughout the region. Read More...

LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTER IN BEAUMONT RE-OPENS

September 5, 2017 – LifeShare is re-opening its donation center at 4305 Laurel Street in Beaumont on Wednesday, September 6. The blood donation center plans to resume normal center hours. Read More...

LIFESHARE IN LAKE CHARLES RE-OPENS AND EXTENDS HOURS TO SUPPORT LOCAL PATIENTS

August 30, 2017, Lake Charles, La. – LifeShare Blood Center, 214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr., will reopen Thursday, August 31. The Lake Charles donor center is extending hours to help increase the blood supply after suspending operations earlier this week. Read More...

EXTENDED HOURS AT OPEN CENTERS

Updated August 30, 2017 – LifeShare Blood Center is extending its center hours until 7:00 p.m. today through Thursday, August 31 to accommodate additional blood donations because of the severe weather along the coast. Eligible donors are encouraged to help support patients in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, and to help maintain a stable supply in our community.  Read More...

IMPENDING WEATHER INCREASES NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS

August 23, 2017 -- Predictions from the National Hurricane Center indicate severe weather and especially flooding throughout the area LifeShare Blood Center serves near the Texas-Louisiana coast. In order to ensure blood is available for hospitals and patients LifeShare serves in the southeastern Texas and south Louisiana area, they are asking eligible donors in all locations to make a blood donation prior to the weather impact. Read More...

FRIENDS ORGANIZE BLOOD DRIVE IN HONOR OF EL COMPADRE SHOOTING VICTIM, JUAN ZUNIGA

Shreveport, La., July 31, 2017 – Friends of Juan Zuniga, who was tragically shot when coming to the aid of his mother during an armed robbery, are hosting a blood drive this week in his honor. Zuniga is the son of late restaurant owner of El Compadre Mexican and Seafood Restaurant. The drive will occur at the Shreveport LifeShare location, 8910 Linwood Avenue, beginning Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4. Blood donors will have the opportunity to add a personal message to cards indicating their donation in his honor. The cards will be delivered to Zuniga and his family, as well as a blood donor t-shirt also available for signatures. Read More...

NEW GENERATOR DONATED TO HELP SUSTAIN LOCAL BLOOD SUPPLY

Monroe, La., July 26, 2017 — Officials from Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), Ouachita Parish Police Jury, and the City of Monroe joined LifeShare Blood Center today to announce the installation of a new 125kw diesel generator. The new generator has the capacity to supply electricity to the entire facility, which is vitally important during times of prolonged outages, which typically occur after damaging storms. Read More...

Hurricane Preparedness Blood Drive Monday, June 26 through Saturday, July 1

Lake Charles, Louisiana, June 23, 2017 — LifeShare Blood Center at 214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive will hold its annual Hurricane Preparedness Drive on Monday, June 26 through June 30, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 1, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Blood donors giving at the Lake Charles center will automatically be entered to win a Generac generator donated by Thermacon. Read More...

WEATHER IMPACT: Cancelled Blood Drives

When severe weather hits, it impacts more than the roads. If you can safely get to a donation center or blood drive, please give! Read More...