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Blood Donation Advisory

Feb. 23, 2015, Shreveport, La. – Transportation concerns due to the weather are prohibiting blood donors from giving in several areas serviced by LifeShare Blood Centers. 

The blood supplier is asking donors in areas who can safely travel to a donation location to donate now in order to maintain a safe supply through the week.

“Several blood drive cancellations combined with center closings due to the weather are expected to result in decreased donations this week. It takes about 500 donations every day to supply the hospitals in our service area. In the event of car accidents and falls, both of which could increase in icy weather, it can take even more. We are asking people in communities that can safely drive to a donation location to give now so that no one goes without blood if they need it this week,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers. 

Call your local center or go to www.lifeshare.org for hours and blood drive locations. 


LifeShare Blood Centers locations: 


Alexandria
2051 North Mall Drive
Alexandria, LA  71301
318-445-7439
800-256-7439
FEB. 23 – OPEN UNTIL 5:30PM
FEB. 24 – WEATHER PENDING CALL FOR UPDATES

Baton Rouge - EXPECTED TO FOLLOW REGULAR HOURS
3849 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA  70806
225-383-7728
866-543-3296
8:30am-4:30pm M, F
10:00am-6:30pm W

Beaumont - EXPECTED TO FOLLOW REGULAR HOURS
4305 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX  77707
409-838-5289
800-256-5289
8:30am-5:00pm M, Tu, W, F
8:30am-7:00pm Th
8:00am-12:00pm Sat

El Dorado
443 West Oak Street
El Dorado, AR  71730
870-862-2150
FEB. 23 – CLOSED
FEB. 24 – WEATHER PENDING CALL FOR UPDATES

Lake Charles
214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA  70601
337-436-4932
800-256-4932
EXPECTED TO FOLLOW REGULAR HOURS
8:00am-5:00pm M, Tu, W, F
8:00am-7:00pm Th
8:00am-12:00pm 1st & 3rd Sat 

Monroe
2909 Kilpatrick Boulevard
Monroe, LA  71201
318-322-4445
800-256-4445
FEB. 23 – OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST NOON. CALL FOR UPDATES. 

Ruston
107 North Service Road East
Ruston, LA  71270
318-254-1167
FEB. 23 – OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST NOON. CALL FOR UPDATES. 

Shreveport 
8910 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71106
318-673-1471
800-256-5433
FEB. 23 – OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST NOON. CALL FOR UPDATES. 
FEB. 24 – WEATHER PENDING CALL FOR UPDATES

Bossier City
1523 Doctors Drive
Bossier City, LA  71111
318-742-4636
FEB. 23 – OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST NOON. CALL FOR UPDATES. 
FEB. 24 – WEATHER PENDING CALL FOR UPDATES

Texarkana
1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX  75503
903-794-3173
800-264-5456
FEB. 23 – CLOSED
FEB. 24 – WEATHER PENDING CALL FOR UPDATES




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