LifeShare Blood Drive set for Wednesday, August 18 at BCMC

WARREN, Ark. (8/6/21) – There will be a LifeShare Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 18 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the LifeShare bus that will be parked in the BCMC Rural Health Clinic parking lot. The BCMC Rural Health Clinic is located at 304 East Central Street across the street from the Emergency Room entrance at Bradley County Medical Center.

Local blood drives are the main source of blood for Bradley County Medical Center and other hospitals in the region. Blood donations are down across the country and Southeast Arkansas is not immune to this shortage. If you are able, please consider donating at this upcoming LifeShare Blood Drive on August 18.

Around 1 in every 7 people entering a hospital need blood. One blood donation, approximately one pint of blood, can save up to three lives. Your blood donation will go to someone battling cancer, enduring sickle cell disease, undergoing surgery, or suffering through a traumatic accident. You will also receive a free “Take a Bite Out of Summer Shortages” T-shirt when you donate, while supplies last.

It is safe to donate blood. The COVID-19 coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives. It is also safe to donate blood if you have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

LifeShare Blood Center regularly supplies blood components to more than 100 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.

For the latest news and updates regarding BCMC please like the Bradley County Medical Center Facebook page. To keep up with the most recent news and updates for the BCMC Rural Health Clinic, please like the BCMC Rural Health Clinic page on Facebook.

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