Monday, May 27, 2024

LifeShare Blood Center Calls for Donations Amid Severe Weather in Shreveport Region

by BIZ Magazine

As the Shreveport region continues to navigate severe weather conditions, LifeShare Blood Center is urging community members to step forward and donate blood to ensure an adequate supply for local hospitals.

The impact of severe weather on blood donations can be significant, potentially disrupting the steady flow of blood and blood products to over 100 hospitals served by LifeShare. Despite the challenging weather conditions, the demand for blood remains constant as patients continue to rely on life-saving transfusions.

Mandi Johnson, Director of Community Engagement at LifeShare, emphasizes the critical need for blood donations during adverse weather. “Severe weather drastically impacts the local blood supply. LifeShare supplies blood and blood products to over 100 local hospitals; regardless of what is going on outside, patients in our communities still need blood,” says Johnson. “We’re asking our donors to be the sunshine in someone’s life, even during this stormy weather,” she continues.

Community members are urged to prioritize the safety of travel and make their way to the nearest donor center to contribute to this vital cause. To facilitate donations, LifeShare has donor centers conveniently located across the region. Donors can find their nearest center by visiting the LifeShare website at www.lifeshare.org/locations-and-hours. As a token of appreciation, all donors will receive a complimentary limited-edition umbrella.

Despite the inclement weather, LifeShare remains committed to its mission of ensuring a stable blood supply for hospitals in the region. The organization will continue to closely monitor weather and road conditions and provide updates to donors and the community. For the latest news and announcements regarding operations, individuals are encouraged to visit the LifeShare website at www.lifeshare.org.

By rallying together and donating blood during this challenging time, community members can make a significant difference in the lives of patients in need. LifeShare extends its gratitude to all donors for their generosity and support in maintaining a robust blood supply for the region’s healthcare facilities.

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