Tina Hooper

8:43am

Thu January 9, 2014
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LifeShare Blood Centers reports dwindling blood supply, urges donations

LifeShare Blood Centers spokeswoman Tina Hooper is asking for people to donate blood now.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport-based LifeShare Blood Centers says its supply of O-negative and B-negative blood has dropped to very low levels and it’s urging anyone with these blood types to donate, if possible. 

It’s ramped up its donation events with 40 planned over the next four days in north and central Louisiana and south Arkansas. LifeShare spokeswoman Tina Hooper said donations normally dip during the holidays and that means the supply in January is generally a bit lower. She said LifeShare is drawing on its reserves with only about a two-day supply on hand.

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