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 www.lifeshare.org 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:


Alexandria
2051 North Mall Drive
Alexandria, LA  71301
318-445-7439
800-256-7439

Baton Rouge
3849 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA  70806
225-383-7728
866-543-3296

Beaumont
4305 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX  77707
409-838-5289
800-256-5289

El Dorado
443 West Oak Street
El Dorado, AR  71730
870-862-2150

Lake Charles
214 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles, LA  70601
337-436-4932
800-256-4932

Monroe
2909 Kilpatrick Boulevard        
Monroe, LA  71201            
318-322-4445                
800-256-4445

Ruston
107 North Service Road East        
Ruston, LA  71270
318-254-1167

Shreveport
8910 Linwood Avenue        
Shreveport, LA  71106        
318-673-1471    
800-256-5433
            
Bossier City
1523 Doctors Drive
Bossier City, LA  71111
318-742-4636

Texarkana
1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX  75503
903-794-3173
800-264-5456

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