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LifeShare Blood Centers: Make a New Year's resolution to save lives

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LifeShare Blood Centers encourages blood donors to give more in 2014.

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," said Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

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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