News Releases

Critical Equipment Funded by Foundation for SETX installed at LifeShare

Beaumont, Texas, April 19, 2018 – LifeShare Blood Center installs an automated external defibrillator (AED) at its Beaumont facility. The rapid rise of cardiac events occurring in public places influenced LifeShare’s request to the Foundation for Southeast Texas to fund the purchase. The Foundation granted the funding request and today the AED is installed. Read More...

LifeShare Announces New Positions

LifeShare Blood Center has appointed Carrie Hrisafi, CPA as Chief Financial Officer. She joined the organization in early 2014 and was most recently the Director, Financial Services. A CPA in both Louisiana and Texas, Carrie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington; she brings experience from accounting firms including Carr, Riggs & Ingram and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a real estate agent. Read More...

BLOOD DRIVE IN HONOR OF DEPUTY SCOTT PINE

Shreveport, La., Feb. 7, 2018 – The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining with LifeShare to host a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s substation, 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The blood drive is in memory of Deputy Scott Pine. Read More...

BLOOD SUPPLY HITS CRITICAL LEVEL

January 16, 2018 – LifeShare Blood Center reports a critically low blood supply and is asking anyone who may be able to donate blood to go to a LifeShare center or blood drive. Following a number of weather-related blood drive cancellations, operations are returning to normal with extended hours through the weekend including opening on Sunday to accommodate more donors.  Read More...

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office Plans Holiday Blood Drive for December 6

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Governor’s Office is holding a blood drive on Wednesday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the LifeShare bus. The bus will be parked near the Pentagon Barracks at the corner of North 3rd Street and Spanish Town Road. Blood donors at the drive will receive limited edition socks stating, “I gave someone another holiday” on the soles. Read More...

Gov. Edwards’ Office Plans Statewide Blood Drive for Friday, September 8

September 7, 2017 – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Programs and Planning is holding a statewide blood drive on Friday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at locations around the state. Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, LifeShare Blood Center is calling on those who can to help relieve the blood supply shortage and support patient needs throughout the region. Read More...

LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTER IN BEAUMONT RE-OPENS

September 5, 2017 – LifeShare is re-opening its donation center at 4305 Laurel Street in Beaumont on Wednesday, September 6. The blood donation center plans to resume normal center hours. Read More...

LIFESHARE IN LAKE CHARLES RE-OPENS AND EXTENDS HOURS TO SUPPORT LOCAL PATIENTS

August 30, 2017, Lake Charles, La. – LifeShare Blood Center, 214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr., will reopen Thursday, August 31. The Lake Charles donor center is extending hours to help increase the blood supply after suspending operations earlier this week. Read More...

EXTENDED HOURS AT OPEN CENTERS

Updated August 30, 2017 – LifeShare Blood Center is extending its center hours until 7:00 p.m. today through Thursday, August 31 to accommodate additional blood donations because of the severe weather along the coast. Eligible donors are encouraged to help support patients in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, and to help maintain a stable supply in our community.  Read More...

IMPENDING WEATHER INCREASES NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS

August 23, 2017 -- Predictions from the National Hurricane Center indicate severe weather and especially flooding throughout the area LifeShare Blood Center serves near the Texas-Louisiana coast. In order to ensure blood is available for hospitals and patients LifeShare serves in the southeastern Texas and south Louisiana area, they are asking eligible donors in all locations to make a blood donation prior to the weather impact. Read More...