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ULM fall blood drive August 25-28

Published August 21, 2014

In collaboration with LifeShare Blood Centers, the University of Louisiana at Monroe Medical Laboratory Science program will sponsor a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 25-28, in the Warhawk circle next to the ULM Library.

“ULM traditionally offers students the opportunity to give blood on campus during the fall semester,” according to Ashley White, Donor Recruiter for LifeShare Blood Centers. “It’s a long-standing 30-year tradition that has resulted in thousands of blood units for local patients and many, many lives saved.”

According to LifeShare, about 1-in-7 people entering a hospital need blood. One blood donation—approximately one pint of blood—can save up to three lives.

“Giving blood is safe, simple and it saves lives,” said Phillip Thomas, director of LifeShare Blood Center in Monroe. “It is an easy way to help someone else that doesn’t require a lot of time or effort. Donating blood benefits the blood donor too. Each donor receives a total cholesterol screen among other health screenings to help them monitor their personal health and wellness.”

Each donor will receive a t-shirt after donating.

LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport 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.

For more information, visit www.lifeshare.org, call 318-322-4445, or contact Debbie Wisenor, MLS Program Director at wisenor@ulm.edu or 318-342-1637.