LifeShare blood drive at BCMC set for April 5 with critical need for blood donations

WARREN, Ark. – There will be a LifeShare Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 5 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the LifeShare bus that will be parked in the BCMC Rural Health Clinic parking lot as blood donations are critically needed at this time. 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.

Blood donations are imperative at this time as blood donations are down across the country, especially in our region. Local blood drives are the main source of blood for Bradley County Medical Center and other hospitals in the surrounding area. If you are able to donate blood, please consider stopping by the LifeShare bus on April 5. Donors will get a free LifeShare T-shirt while supplies last.

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.

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, established in Shreveport, La., in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. 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 Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

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