News Releases

Hurricane Preparedness Blood Drive set for Thursday and Friday

May 15, 2015 — LifeShare Blood Centers in Beaumont, Texas and in Lake Charles, Louisiana will hold their annual Hurricane Preparedness Drives on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. Read More...

Critical O Negative Blood Shortage

Shreveport, La., March 18, 2015 – Blood type O negative donors are in critical need as recent patient usage has increased substantially. LifeShare Blood Centers is asking all O negative donors to make a plan to give now. 

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Weather-Related Changes in Center Hours and Drives

March 5, 2015 - Due to icy conditions, the Monroe, El Dorado and Ruston blood donation sites will open at noon today. All other sites are currently scheduled to operate normal hours. Mobile blood drives that have changed as a result of the weather today are: Chase Bank location in the Monroe area canceled; all Texarkana area mobile blood drives canceled; BJACH at Fort Polk start time moved to 11a.m.; USP Pollock start time moved to 11a.m. Read More...

Centers Resume Normal Hours

Feb. 26, 2015- LifeShare Blood Centers has resumed normal hours at all locations.  Read More...

Weather-Related Changes Feb. 25


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Blood Donation Advisory

Feb. 23, 2015, Shreveport, La. – Transportation concerns due to the weather are prohibiting blood donors from giving in several areas serviced by LifeShare Blood Centers.  Read More...

Blood Donation Advisory

Feb. 23, 2015, Shreveport, La. – LifeShare is asking blood donors to go to its Shreveport, Bossier City, Ruston, and Monroe, La. centers before noon today to ensure enough blood donations are on-hand prior to the wintry precipitation expected to hit the area. Read More...

LifeShare Blood Centers Breaks Ground on Flood Wall Project Designed to Protect the Facility from Future Storm Floods

Lake Charles, La., February 10, 2015 — LifeShare Blood Centers’ board members, executives and special guests ceremoniously broke ground Feb. 5 on a flood wall project designed to protect the blood center from rising waters associated with tropical and hurricane storm surges.   Read More...

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Help a Deputy in his Fight with Cancer

Shreveport, La., January 14, 2015 — Blood and Marrow Registry Drives will be held Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 in hopes of finding a marrow match for Bossier Parish Deputy Barrett Lovell and to continue providing blood for Lovell and other local patients. Read More...

O NEGATIVE BLOOD SUPPLY SHORTAGE

Shreveport, La., Jan. 7, 2015 –A decrease in blood donors following the winter holidays has resulted in an immediate need for O negative blood donors in order to continue to avoid a critical situation.  Read More...