January 10, 2017 – LifeShare Blood Centers reports the blood supply has hit a low level now at less than two days. Anyone who may be eligible to donate blood is encouraged to go to a donation center or blood drive.
“Right now, we are in a situation where if more people in our community do not come forward to donate blood someone may suffer because it simply won’t be available for a life-saving treatment,” says Tina Hooper, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications for LifeShare Blood Centers.
Low numbers of blood donors during the holiday weeks and some inclement weather in the region have contributed to the low blood supply. Nearly 500 blood donors are needed each day to provide for patient needs in the area LifeShare serves. Blood is often used as part of a life-saving treatment for trauma victims, patients with blood disorders, those undergoing cancer treatments, experiencing complications during childbirth, and many more situations.
For more information, 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.