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UNITED WE GIVE BLOOD DRIVE WILL HELP PROVIDE TRAUMA KITS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

September 8, 2015 – LifeShare Blood Centers annual United We Give, United We Live Blood Drive will be held September 10 and 11 this year in honor of law enforcement officers.

For every blood donation with LifeShare during the two-day drive, the organization will donate $1.00 to Blue Forever for purposes of providing Belt Trauma Kits for law enforcement officers.

LifeShare Blood Centers’ goal is to raise $1,500 and provide at least 25 kits within the communities it serves. Recipients of the kits will be local police and sheriff departments or state troopers local to participating blood drives and donation centers. 

“The United We Give, United We Live blood drive is held in conjunction with 9/11 reminding us of our strength and resilience as a community united. Following the tragic deaths of law enforcement officers throughout our service area, we decided to dedicate this year’s drive to law enforcement and give blood donors a way to make a difference by helping provide lifesaving belt trauma kits at the same time they are making a lifesaving blood donation,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers. 

For a list of locations and blood drives visit www.lifeshare.org or call 800-256-4483.

Blue Forever, Inc. (501c3) works to increase the awareness for police officer’s safety and to raise funds for donating lifesaving QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits (BTK*) for law enforcement officers throughout the United States.

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.


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