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LifeShare celebrates 80 years of service

by From Staff Reports | June 18, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

LifeShare Blood Center celebrated over 80 years of saving lives recently at an event in Shreveport.

Mayor Adrian Perkins declared June 15 "LifeShare Blood Center Day."

The local center is 4020 Summerhill Road.

Founded in June 1942, LifeShare Blood Center is the oldest blood center in Louisiana and the second oldest blood center in the nation, according to a news release from LifeShare. Donors have saved over 5 million lives with over 8 million blood donors having given over 500,000 gallons of whole blood and 624,000 platelets.

"Becoming a blood donor is a great way for citizens to become involved in their community, while also providing life-saving gifts to the neediest among us," Perkins said in the release.

LifeShare supplies blood products to over 100 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and Southwest Arkansas.

"Lifeshare is honored to have served our communities for over 80 years, and we are especially thankful for each and every blood donor who has supported our mission by unselfishly answering the call to roll up their sleeves," said Benjamin Prijatel, executive director of blood operations in the news release.

More information about donor eligibility and upcoming blood drives can be found at www.lifeshare.org.

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