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.

All blood donors giving in January will receive a “Make Your 2014 Resolution Matter” t-shirt as recognition of their blood donation. “In 2013, almost 70 percent of donors giving at LifeShare gave only one time. While that is a generous and life-saving act in itself, if all of those one-time blood donors gave blood three times this year, we would not have any blood supply shortages. Only about 37 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, and the whole community counts on them,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

The 2014 Make Your Resolution Matter blood donation promotion is sponsored by M.L. Bath Company, Ltd. The office product company was founded in Shreveport, La. in 1905 by M.L. Bath who was also on the original board of directors for the Shreveport Memorial Blood Bank, which later became LifeShare Blood Centers. Mr. Bath was appointed to the board as a representative from the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and was elected president of the blood center’s board of directors in 1943. M. L. Bath Company, Ltd. now has locations in both Shreveport and Monroe, La.

Give blood at a LifeShare center or at a mobile blood drive in the area. Call your local center or go to for hours and blood drive locations.

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.

LifeShare Blood Centers locations:

2051 North Mall Drive
Alexandria, LA  71301

Baton Rouge
3849 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA  70806

4305 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX  77707

El Dorado
443 West Oak Street
El Dorado, AR  71730

Lake Charles
214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA  70601

2909 Kilpatrick Boulevard        
Monroe, LA  71201            

107 North Service Road East        
Ruston, LA  71270

8910 Linwood Avenue        
Shreveport, LA  71106        
Bossier City
1523 Doctors Drive
Bossier City, LA  71111

1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX  75503


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