LifeShare Blood Center Reaches Critical Blood Supply Level
BEAUMONT, Texas— The blood supply has reached a critically low level, and there is an immediate need for all blood types. January is National Blood Donor Month but donations dropped significantly during the last week of December and the beginning of January and now the use of blood has exceeded blood donations. The result is a less than one day supply for nearly all blood types and components. To serve our communities and hospitals, LifeShare Blood Center strives to keep a three day’s supply on hand. A three day’s supply of blood allows for weather-related issues when blood cannot be collected, increased demand due to large accidents involving multiple trauma patients or times when several patients are having emergency surgeries and requiring many units of blood.
Blood donors are urged to take 45 minutes out of their day and donate blood at the local center or a mobile drive. The community can donate at the following locations.
Saturday, January 4
Best Buy 11 AM-4 PM
Walmart Jasper 11 AM-4 PM
Sunday, January 5:
5 HEB Lumberton 11 AM-4 PM
Walmart Silsbee 12 PM-3 PM
Monday, January 6:
Exygon – Nederland 3 PM-7 PM
Planet Fitness on Eastex Freeway from 4 PM-8 PM
Pinecrest Baptist Church-Silsbee 3 PM-7 PM
4305 Laurel Avenue
8:30am-5:00pm M, W
8:30am-6:00pm T, Th
For more information, go to www.lifeshare.org or call 409.838.5289.
LifeShare Blood Center regularly supplies blood components to more than 100 medical facilities throughout Southeast Texas, Louisiana, 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 the American Association of Blood Banks.