News Releases

Outback Steakhouse Teams Up with LifeShare to Reward Blood Donors

Beginning May 15, Outback Steakhouse is giving a $5 offer to donors making a blood donation with LifeShare Blood Centers. Read More...

Lake Charles City Council Passes Flood Wall Resolution

The Lake Charles City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution supporting LifeShare Blood Centers plans to construct a four-foot high flood wall to help ensure a stable blood supply when the area is recovering from flood-related disasters. The project cost totals $715,000, of which LifeShare is seeking $157,300 in local matching contributions through a fundraising campaign. Other funding sources include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a pending state of Louisiana capital outlay request. Read More...

Winter Weather Creates Urgent Need for Blood Donors of All Types

LifeShare Blood Centers reports a low blood supply for all blood types, primarily as a result of the weather in the region. Poor road conditions due to ice and snow just south of this area has resulted in canceled blood drives and center closures for two consecutive weeks, estimating a loss of nearly 1,000 blood donations that would have been available for patient use. Read More...

Donors Needed to Lift Blood Supply After Winter Storm

Due to the winter storm, LifeShare Blood Centers was forced to cancel several blood drives throughout the region. The blood supply has not fully recovered from low donor turnout during the winter holidays, and the current loss of blood donations creates an urgent need for donors in the upcoming days in order to meet patient needs. Read More...

Low Blood Supply Level Alert: O- and B-

The local O negative and B negative blood supply levels have dropped sharply this week, resulting in an immediate and urgent need for additional blood donors in order to continue to avoid a critical situation. Read More...

Making a New Year's Resolution To Save Lives

LifeShare Blood Centers is asking blood donors to make a resolution to save lives by giving blood three times in 2014. Blood donors may sign up at any LifeShare center and receive a pledge card with reminder appointments throughout the year. Upon the blood donor’s third donation at a LifeShare center in 2014, they will receive a limited edition stainless steel 2014 blood donor mug. Read More...

Blood donors have a chance to win an autographed "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" CD and Duck Dynasty Ornament

Blood donors giving blood at a LifeShare center during the first week of December will have an opportunity to enter to win a holiday CD and Christmas ornament autographed by the stars of Duck Dynasty. Read More...

Local Law Enforcement Holds Blood Drives in Honor of Harmon and Jean Drew

Shreveport and Bossier City Police Departments and the Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parish Sheriffs Offices have joined together to hold blood drives in honor of Minden residents, Jean and Harmon Drew. The Drews have been teaching Louisiana law enforcement officers throughout Louisiana for more than 30 years, and annually publish “True Blue Drew Book,” a praised resource for Louisiana law enforcement officers. Read More...

Honor a Veteran Through Blood Donation

During November, you can give blood at LifeShare Blood Centers in honor of a Veteran. Every donor at the center will be provided a card indicating they gave blood in honor of a Veteran. The donor can add a personal message of thanks and their signature. LifeShare will be sending the signed cards to Veterans through Operation Gratitude. Read More...

United We Give, United We Live Blood Drive Honors 9/11 Heroes

LifeShare Blood Centers will hold United We Give, United We Live blood drives on Sept. 11 and 12, for donors giving in memory of those who perished in the 9/11 tragedy and in honor of first responders. Read More...