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  • October Public Blood Drives
    that are open to the public for the month of October For more information about one of the blood drives listed or to schedule an appointment please contact Lifeblood at 1 888 LIFEBLOOD To find a Lifeblood Donor Center closest to you click here for a listing of locations and hours View the complete list of blood drives that are open to the public by clicking here October Public Blood Drives Located in the heart of the Memphis medical district 1040 Madison Avenue Lifeblood is the Memphis region s only non profit volunteer blood center Lifeblood is the leading provider of blood and blood components to area hospitals supplying more than 100 000 units for local patient transfusions each year Lifeblood is a member of America s Blood Centers an alliance of community based non profit blood centers Through its neighborhood donor centers and full schedule of mobile blood drives Lifeblood provides opportunities to donate blood throughout the year In 2013 Lifeblood celebrated 50 years of service and 4 million lives impacted by volunteer donors in the community On October 1 2015 Lifeblood will join Blood Systems one of the nation s oldest and largest non profit transfusion medicine organizations

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4363 (2016-04-27)
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  • Bar-Kays to Host Blood Drive on September 29
    blood The blood drive will take place Tuesday September 29 between 11 a m and 3 p m at Lifeblood s Paul Barret Jr Donor Center located at 1045 Madison Ave After hearing stories about local patients that need blood to live we wanted to volunteer our time and blood for our community said Larry Dodson Sr of the Bar Kays We re challenging all of the local musicians and our fans to donate blood on September 29 at the Lifeblood blood drive Members of the Bar Kays will sign autographs and pose for pictures with blood donors throughout the day September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Memphis has the second highest population of adult sickle cell patients in the United States Because of complications of the disease patients with sickle cell disease can require up to four units of blood per month for life Sickle Cell disease predominately affects the African American community and research shows that blood donors with the same ethnic background provide the best match to those with the disease Successful donors will receive a Lifeblood T shirt and refreshments after their blood donation Donors who wish to make an appointment to donate may

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4361 (2016-04-27)
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  • September Donor Newsletter
    enhanced capabilities for advancing transfusion medicine while also maintaining efficiencies We appreciate the trust you ve placed in us and we look forward to continuing our mission of engaging volunteer donors and providing a safe blood supply for patients Donor Story All Star Donor Dorothy Love has a passion for helping others Love recently received her 20 gallon marker and has been donating for thirty years Whenever she donates she remembers someone can always benefit from my donation and I have life because of blood and I feel that I can share that part of life with others Love encourages others to donate blood because hospitals count on blood donations and without blood donors a lot of people wouldn t survive She chose to donate with Lifeblood because of the staff She believes they take care of the donors What would she say to someone who s nervous about donating Have no fear your gift of life is truly needed Your Blood Drive at Our Place How would you like to host your own blood drive without having to find a room for donor beds or parking space for a bloodmobile A Donor Center Blood Drive is a great option

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4351 (2016-04-27)
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  • Colonial Acres and Sea Isle Park hold Blood Donor Challenge
    and Thursday 10 a m to 6 p m Friday 8 a m to 3 p m and Saturday 7 a m to 2 p m The challenge is for each neighborhood to earn 50 points by donating blood If the neighborhood succeeds Lifeblood will donate 100 to that neighborhood association s treasury Donors who are deferred from donating blood will earn one point Donors who give a successful donation

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4342 (2016-04-27)
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  • Celebrate National Sickle Cell Awareness Month with Lifeblood
    those with the disease Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that affects the red blood cells Healthy red blood cells are round and move through small blood vessels carrying oxygen to all parts of the body In someone who has sickle cell disease the red cells become hard and sticky The sickle cells die early causing a constant shortage of red blood cells which can lead to organ failure and often requires the patient to receive frequent blood transfusions Patients with sickle cell disease can require up to four units of blood per month for life Successful donors will receive a Lifeblood T shirt and refreshments after their blood donation Donors who wish to make an appointment to donate may call 901 529 6320 or visit www clublifeblood org Blood donations will also be accepted at any of Lifeblood five neighborhood donor centers For a list of donor centers visit www Lifeblood org Lifeblood is hosting blood drives with many local organizations during September to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and provide an opportunity to donate blood The public is invited to donate at the blood drives September 3 Promise Academy 1346 Bryan Street Memphis 9 a m to 1 p m September 5 Methodist Sickle Cell Center Clergy Chase Overton Park 9 to 11 30 a m September 7 National Baptist Convention USA Inc at Greater Middle Baptist Church 4982 Knight Arnold Rd Memphis 10 a m to 2 p m September 12 Union Grove M B Church 905 Ayers Street Memphis 9 a m to 2 p m September 19 City Auto s Blood Drive with Mike Conley 4932 Elmore Road Memphis 10 a m to 2 p m September 26 Keel Avenue Baptist Church 778 North Bellevue Memphis 11 a m to 2 p m

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4348 (2016-04-27)
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  • September Public Blood Drives
    Below is a link to the list of mobile blood drives that are open to the public for the month of March For more information about one of the blood drives listed or to schedule an appointment please contact Lifeblood at 1 888 LIFEBLOOD To find a Lifeblood Donor Center closest to you click here for a listing of locations and hours View the complete list of blood drives that are open to the public by clicking here September Public Blood Drives Located in the heart of the Memphis medical district 1040 Madison Avenue Lifeblood is the Memphis region s only non profit volunteer blood center Lifeblood is the leading provider of blood and blood components to area hospitals supplying more than 100 000 units for local patient transfusions each year Lifeblood is a member of America s Blood Centers an alliance of community based non profit blood centers Through its neighborhood donor centers and full schedule of mobile blood drives Lifeblood provides opportunities to donate blood throughout the year In 2013 Lifeblood celebrated 50 years of service and 4 million lives impacted by volunteer donors in the community For more information or to schedule an appointment visit www lifeblood

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4344 (2016-04-27)
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  • Lifeblood Joins Blood Systems
    distribution services a quality consulting group a world renowned transfusion medicine research institute and is a partner in the operation of four high volume donor testing laboratories United Blood Services with centers serving hospitals in 17 states is the flagship of the Blood Systems Blood Centers Division Other centers in the division include Blood Centers of the Pacific and LifeStream California Inland Northwest Blood Center Washington Bonfils Blood Center Colorado LifeShare Ohio and Community Blood Services New Jersey Lifeblood is a natural fit for Blood Systems said Dan Connor Blood Systems president and CEO For more than 50 years Lifeblood has built strong ties to the local community and provided excellent service to the hospitals it serves Our two organizations have already worked together for a number of years and we looking forward to continuing and expanding our relationship During the past several years blood centers across the country have been merging affiliating and looking for new ways to work together in an ever changing healthcare environment Our missions and values are parallel as are our shared commitments to quality teamwork and excellence Berry Buckley added As a Blood Systems center Lifeblood will continue to pursue our live saving mission About Lifeblood Located in the heart of the Memphis medical district 1040 Madison Avenue Lifeblood is the Memphis region s only non profit volunteer blood center Lifeblood is the leading provider of blood and blood components to area hospitals supplying more than 100 000 units for local patient transfusions each year Lifeblood is a member of America s Blood Centers an alliance of community based non profit blood centers Through its neighborhood donor centers and full schedule of mobile blood drives Lifeblood provides opportunities to donate blood throughout the year In 2013 Lifeblood celebrated 50 years of service and 4

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4340 (2016-04-27)
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  • August Donor Newsletter
    not but your body has fully replaced the last donation of blood and you are now eligible to donate again When you donate blood throughout the year it helps Lifeblood stay ready to help local patients Stop by one of Lifeblood s five neighborhood donor centers to give blood soon We re in Midtown East Memphis Bartlett Germantown and Southaven A local patient is counting on you Recipient Story Jax McCulley was born in August 2014 There were complications after his birth that required him to receive blood and sadly he passed away a week after he was born To celebrate the memory of Jax McCulley s first birthday the McCulley family stopped by the Bartlett donor center to give blood They also encouraged their friends and family to roll up their sleeves and pay it forward by donating with Lifeblood Why are platelets important The function of platelets is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood Platelets have a shelf life of only 5 days meaning the need is constant Donors can give platelets every 7 days up to 24 times per year Platelets are often used to help burn victims and cancer patients Follow Comments are closed

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=4332 (2016-04-27)
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