June 8, 2015 —LifeShare Blood Centers invites blood donors to give blood at a LifeShare location in celebration of World Blood Donor Day.
From June 8 – 20, the weeks surrounding World Blood Donor Day, blood donors who give blood in center will receive the 2015 Nexcare “give” bandages.
World Blood Donor Day, June 14, brings attention to the importance of blood donors during the summer and throughout the year.
For Nexcare’s 7th Annual Give Campaign donors and supporters will receive limited edition “give” bandages at the LifeShare center, or go to www.nexcare.com to join more than 69,000 people who have pledged to support or to donate blood and receive the bandages via mail.
For center hours and questions about blood donation go to www.lifeshare.org or call (800) 256 - 5433.
LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, it is a nonprofit community service provider governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB.
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.
Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during man-made and natural disasters.
However, in many countries, demand exceeds supply, and blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety. An adequate supply can only be assured through regular donations by voluntary unpaid blood donors. WHO’s goal is for all countries to obtain all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors by 2020.
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