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LIFESHARE IS GIVING A $500 GIFT CARD TO A BLOOD DONOR AND LOCAL FOOD BANK

December 14, 2015— Those who make a blood donation with LifeShare from December 14 to 23 will be automatically entered to win a $500 gift card and can help food banks. 

In addition to the canned good LifeShare is donating for every blood donor at their centers this season, LifeShare will make a $500 charitable contribution to the winning donor’s local food bank.

Low donor turnout in recent weeks has caused LifeShare officials to become concerned about the supply remaining stable through the month. Increased blood usage and donor’s holiday activities this time of year combine to create the potential for a blood supply emergency.

“We know it is a busy time for everyone, but the need for blood doesn’t go away. By offering the chance to win a $500 gift card to help with the holidays in addition to a charitable contribution, we are recognizing the giving spirit of each donor--making their donation go even further in the community,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

For more information and to find mobile blood drives and centers near you, call 800-256-4483 or go to www.lifeshare.org.

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.

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Regulations for materials and internal eligibility questions:  Each person making a blood donation (all donation types) with LifeShare Blood Centers from December 14 through 23, 2015 will automatically be entered to win a $500 gift card. In addition, the Food Bank recipient of LifeShare Blood Centers’ canned good donation will be given a $500 donation in honor of the blood donor. If the winning donor is a minor, the minor’s parent or legal guardian will be provided the card. The winner will be chosen and notified on December 24, 2015. Deferred blood donors are not eligible. If a donor begins but cannot complete a donation (classified as a “short”) the donor is eligible. Blood donors who are not eligible to make a donation but have already donated three times or three units of blood with LifeShare Blood Centers within the last 12 months will be entered upon request in writing. The request must be submitted to media@lifeshare.org or via mail to Communications/PR Dept. LifeShare Blood Centers, 8910 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 71106 and must be received by December 23, 2015. LifeShare Blood Centers employees and immediate family are not eligible. “Immediate family” consists of spouse, children and parents. Chances of winning are approximately one in 4,400. Organized by LifeShare Blood Centers, 8910 Linwood Ave., Shreveport, La. 71106, 318-222-7770.