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.

“Twenty-six years ago the annual MASH BASH Blood Drive began to help ensure the stability of the local blood supply during July, and it continues in 2013. During the summer months, we often see the blood supply drop to a critical level, requiring an emergency call for donors. The volunteer donors that give during MASH BASH help to make sure that doesn’t happen in July,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

Each year 4.5 million Americans need blood to save their life or improve their health. The blood used for these medical needs can only come from volunteer blood donors. Donors must be at least 16 years old to give blood and there is no maximum age limit. Donors should bring a list of medications, eat a good meal and be well hydrated prior to donating. The goal can only be accomplished by asking the community to roll up their sleeves and give blood.

For more information on blood donation, visit www.lifeshare.org. For MASH BASH information, go to: http://lifeshare.org/mash-bash-2013.

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. (Locations and times following.)

MASH BASH BLOOD DRIVES
(Open to the Public)
 
Shreveport Center
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
10a.m. - 8p.m.
8910 Linwood Ave.
Shreveport, LA

Bossier Center
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
10a.m. - 8p.m.
1523 Doctors Dr.
Bossier City, LA

Texarkana Center
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX

Minden Civic Center
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
10a.m. - 8p.m.
520 Broadway
Minden, LA

Walmart
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
10a.m. - 8p.m.
2536 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA

Walmart
Wednesday, July 10
Thursday, July 11
10a.m. - 8p.m.
6235 Westport
Shreveport, LA

LSU Health Center
Thursday, July 11
10a.m. - 4p.m.
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103
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