News Releases

LifeShare Blood Center - Shreveport to Receive $20k Incentive Check from SWEPCO

SHREVEPORT, LA – Wednesday, November 7, 2018; 1:30 pm – 8910 Linwood Avenue, Shreveport, LA – SWEPCO will present LifeShare Blood Center with a rebate check totaling $20,482.71 for fulfilling the terms of SWEPCO’s “Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program.” LifeShare’s investment in upgrading 904 incandescent and florescent light bulbs with light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting throughout both the interior and exterior of the blood center. LifeShare will achieve an annual energy savings of $13,000 annually. In an effort to better utilize resources and help conserve energy for future generations LifeShare plans to institute this program in other facilities, beginning with the new upcoming LifeShare Baton Rouge facility. “We’re connecting donors and the lives they impact, more efficiently”, says Jorge Garcia, LifeShares’ Director of Property and Fleet. Read More...

LifeShare gives donors a chance to become a Mega Million Donor

October 22, 2018 – The local blood supply has reached a critically low level.  Type O there is a 1.8-day blood supply and less than 1-day of other types. Anyone able to donate or has considered giving is encouraged to go to a blood donation center or drive.  It only takes about 15 minutes to find out if you are eligible to give. O- blood type is the universal red blood cell that can be transfused into any patient, regardless of blood type. O- red cells must be used for trauma situations and other emergencies. However, all blood types are needed. Read More...

LifeShare Honors Veterans

Beaumont, Texas – October 23, 2018 – LifeShare Blood Center and American Legion Auxiliary Beaumont Unit 33 invites the public to honor our veterans, by making a blood donation and sharing a personal message at the 10th Annual Veterans Day Blood Drive on Friday, November 9th. Read More...

LifeShare Blood Center Partners with Community Hospitals as Official Blood Center

ALEXANDRIA, LA – LifeShare Blood Center continues to support the local community, by entering into agreement with Acadian Medical Center, a campus of Mercy Regional Medical Center located at 3501 Hwy 190 Eunice, LA 70535 as their exclusive blood center supplier. Read More...

LifeShare Blood Center Has NOT Merged with Other Blood Centers

September 25, 2018 – LifeShare Blood Center has NOT merged with other blood center brands across the nation.  A misleading statement appeared in a September 24, 2018 news article announcing ten donation centers, including LifeShare, had merged with blood center brands across the nation to be known under the name Vitalant. The blood center that is part of the merger is LifeShare Community Blood Services in Ohio not your local LifeShare Blood Center. Read More...

CRITICALLY LOW BLOOD SUPPLY

August 10, 2018 – The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with only enough to last 1.6 days. Anyone able to donate is encouraged to go to a blood donation center or drive. Anyone who has considered giving is encouraged to go to a blood donation center or drive and be screened. It only takes about 15 minutes to find out if you are eligible to give. Multiple trauma patients have strained the O- blood supply. O- blood type is the universal red blood cell that can be transfused into any patient, regardless of blood type. O- red cells must be use for trauma situations and other emergencies. However, all blood types are needed. Read More...

Deputy Chris Davis Gives a Cure

July 2, 2018
Sheriff Jayson Richardson
DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office
Source: DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office News Release Read More...

CRITICALLY LOW BLOOD SUPPLY

June 18, 2018 –  The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with only enough to last two days. Anyone who may be able to donate blood is encouraged to go to a blood donation center or drive. Read More...

Local law enforcement and fire fighters host Cuffs and Hoses blood drives in May

May 8, 2018 — Shreveport, La. — Local law enforcement and fire fighters are hosting Cuffs & Hoses Blood Drives this May in Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parishes.  Members of the organizations are giving blood and inviting the public to join them in making a difference in someone else’s life through blood donation. Participating blood donors will receive a limited edition Cuffs & Hoses t-shirt, while supplies last. Read More...

Blood Donors Provide an Extra Gift to Hospitalized Children

April 30, 2018, Shreveport, La., — Anyone donating blood at a LifeShare center this week has an opportunity to send a special message that will be attached to a stuffed animal and given to a child in a local hospital. Read More...