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LifeShare Blood Centers Provides Blood for LifeAir Rescue Aircraft

LifeShare Blood Centers, provider of blood components to area hospitals, will be providing blood for LifeAir Rescue’s new aircraft servicing the greater Shreveport, La. area beginning in September 2014.

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

Sept. 8, 2014—LifeShare Blood Centers will hold its annual United We Give, United We Live blood drive on Sept. 10 and 11, for donors giving in memory of those who perished in the 9/11 tragedy and in honor of first responders.

LifeShare Blood Centers Announces Student Video Contest

Shreveport, La. – Aug. 11, 2014 –LifeShare Blood Centers is holding their first student video contest from now until Nov. 15, 2014. Videos must be submitted by high school or college students living the LifeShare Blood Centers service territory, which includes 80 parishes and counties throughout Louisiana, east Texas, and south Arkansas.

Local Doctor Participates in Africa Society for Blood Transfusion Biennial Congress

Shreveport, La. – August 7, 2014 –Ghislain T. Noumsi, MD, SBB (ASCP), Molecular Immunohematologist at LifeShare Blood Centers, returns Aug. 7 from participation the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion (AfSBT) 7th Biennial Congress in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Mates Make a Difference Blood Drive August 9

Shreveport, La. – August 7, 2014 – LifeShare Blood Centers and Outback Steakhouse® are inviting the community to donate blood at a Mates Make a Difference Blood Drive this Saturday, August 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The blood drive will take place on a LifeShare mobile unit at participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants.

Holiday Week Blood Supply Concern

Shreveport, La., June 27, 2014 –The local blood supply is at the minimum level considered to be stable, which raises a concern going into the Independence Day holiday week. Additional donations are needed from all blood types, particularly A negative and O negative. Blood type A negative is currently the lowest in supply and the O negative supply is vital to maintain because it can be given to patients with all blood types, and in emergency situations when a blood type is unknown.

Cuffs & Hoses Blood Drives Begin May 27 through May 31

May 23, 2014 – Shreveport, La. – Local law enforcement and fire departments have teamed up with LifeShare Blood Centers to help support the blood supply this summer.

Outback Steakhouse® Teams Up with LifeShare to Reward Blood Donors

May 15, 2014 – Shreveport, La. – Beginning May 15, Outback Steakhouse is giving a $5 offer to donors making a blood donation with LifeShare Blood Centers.

Lake Charles City Council Passes Flood Wall Resolution

Lake Charles, La., April 21, 2014 — 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.

Winter Weather Creates Urgent Need for Blood Donors of All Types

Jan. 28, 2014 – Shreveport, La. – 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.

Donors Needed to Lift Blood Supply After Winter Storm

 Lake Charles, LA, January 24, 2014 —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.

Low Blood Supply Level Alert: O- and B-

Shreveport, La., Jan. 7, 2014 –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.

Making A New Year's Resolution To Save Lives

Dec. 30, 2013 –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.

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

November 29, 2013 – 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.

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

Shreveport, La., Nov. 29, 2013 — 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.

Honor a Veteran Through Blood Donation

November 1, 2013 – 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.

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

Shreveport, La., Sept. 10, 2013 —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.

Type O Negative Blood Supply Critically Low

Sept. 3, 2013 – LifeShare Blood Centers reports the local O negative blood supply is critically low and requests that all eligible type O negative donors give blood as soon as possible.

Bring a Friend to Help the Local Blood Supply

August 5, 2013 – LifeShare Blood Centers is encouraging blood donors to bring a friend when donating. During the month of August, LifeShare blood donors will receive a “Get in the Game for Life” football-themed t-shirt. Donors that also bring a friend to give blood at any LifeShare center will also receive a white LifeShare baseball cap.

Shreveport and Texarkana LifeShare Blood Centers Host 2013 Mash Bash Blood Drive

July 5, 2013 - LifeShare Blood Centers and KTBS3 have joined together again to host the MASH BASH Blood Drive, Wed., July 10 and Thurs., July 11. The annual blood drive will take place at the Shreveport, Bossier City, and the Texarkana LifeShare locations as well as the Bossier Civic Center, the Minden Civic Center, and select Walmart locations. The event is open to the public and participating blood donors will receive a limited edition MASH BASH t-shirt.

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