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.
Donors who donate blood by 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23rd at a LifeShare community blood drive or center will receive one entry ticket to the Mega Millions Jackpot Drawing estimated at $1.60 Billion. To find a donor center or mobile drives convenient for you go to www.lifeshare.org.
Donated blood is often a part of life-saving medical treatment for accident victims, patients with blood disorders, those undergoing cancer treatments, experiencing complications during childbirth, and many more situations.
Medical emergencies and accidents happen far too often and the community expects the blood to be there for their loved ones. A low blood supply is a serious community concern. Blood cannot be manufactured. Blood donors are the only source.
LifeShare Blood Center regularly supplies blood components to approximately 100 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.
Tenille T. Terry
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