Service Agreements

Blood Service agreements are used for hospitals receiving and returning blood products. The agreement and published fees are for full service hospitals. Full service hospitals are supplied with blood and blood components exclusively by LifeShare Blood Centers.

Return privileges are described in the routine Blood Service Agreement. In compliance with LifeShare’s Quality Plan, facilities returning blood products for credit are subject to at least an annual audit by blood center staff of blood storage equipment and records.

Compatibility testing agreements are used when LifeShare Blood Centers’ Laboratory Services provide compatible blood for facilities to transfuse to patients.

The Compatibility Testing Agreement does not routinely describe (and therefore disallows) return privileges. A facility may request an audit of its equipment and storage conditions to be considered for return privileges.

Contact your local center to arrange for an audit. Successful completion of an audit is necessary before the agreement can be amended to allow returns.

          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. 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 Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.