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.
LifeShare Blood Center’s donor, hospital, and other services remain unchanged.
For more information call 800-256-4483 or go to www.lifeshare.org
LifeShare Blood Center regularly supplies blood components to approximately 100 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, Louisiana 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.