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HHT: More Than a Nosebleed

A nosebleed may often be overlooked, but for some it should be a warning sign. June is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Awareness Month. Symptoms may be silent or range from frequent nosebleeds to gastrointestinal bleeding, lung and brain hemorrhages. Aterio-venous malformations (AVMs) in the lungs, brain and liver also occur in a significant percentage of persons with HHT and can be life-threatening or disabling. Read More...

HHT Awareness Baton Rouge Area Blood Drives

A nosebleed may often be overlooked, but for some it should be a warning sign. June is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Awareness Month. Symptoms may be silent or range from frequent nosebleeds to gastrointestinal bleeding, lung and brain hemorrhages. Aterio-venous malformations (AVMs) in the lungs, brain and liver also occur in a significant percentage of persons with HHT and can be life-threatening or disabling. Read More...

Lake Charles Area Drives for HHT Awareness

Most of us do not think about blood very often, much less donating blood. But for one family here in Southwest Louisiana it is a matter of life and death every day. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia or HHT is a genetic disorder that causes abnormalities of blood vessels. Most blood vessels in the body of someone with HHT are normal. However, a small percentage of the blood vessels in a person with HHT have a specific type of abnormality. Read More...

10th Annual Miracle Match for Life

Through the generous support of Southeast Texans over the past decade, the 10th Annual Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament has reached a major milestone of $1,000,000 raised to benefit the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, LifeShare Blood Centers and the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program. Read More...

Chesapeake Energy Donates Laptops to LifeShare Blood Centers

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today brought an early Easter basket to LifeShare Blood Centers with the donation of five new Dell laptop computers. Read More...

LifeShare Blood Centers Honors First 100-Gallon Donor

Don Bryant of Shreveport, La. was honored today with a proclamation from the City of Shreveport Mayor’s Office and LifeShare Blood Centers. Bryant has become LifeShare’s first 100-gallon donor. In recognition of this achievement, the City of Shreveport Mayor’s Office has named March 29, 2012 “Don Bryant Day.”  Read More...

Local Blood Recipient is the Focus of Regional New Billboard Campaign

Dylan Yowell, 13-year old from El Dorado, Ark., and his mother Jackie Fuller are the focus of the newest billboard campaign by LifeShare Blood Centers. A real-life patient story, Dylan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia one year ago resulting in intense treatment that includes blood products. The billboards display a candid photo of Dylan and his mother with the caption, “Change A Future.” Dylan is currently in maintenance chemotherapy. Read More...

30-Year LifeShare Employee Inducted into Nationwide Donation Hall of Fame

Debbie Colvin, RN, ASCP, who is celebrating her 30th year with LifeShare Blood Centers this month, has been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame sponsored by Fenwal, Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to blood donation. Read More...

Make a Resolution During National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor month and a perfect time to make a resolution to be a regular blood donor. In the United States approximately one of every three people will need blood in their lifetime. Unfortunately, less than five out of 100 Americans are blood donors. Read More...