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  • Sickle Cell Patient Story: Caleb Booker
    blood transfusion as part of his treatment Sickle cell disease causes the red cells become hard and sticky and die early This causes a constant shortage of red cells that results in the need for blood transfusions Caleb Booker at a recent visit to Methodist Healthcare s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center He has a simple message about the blood he receives It saves my life Caleb was seven years old when he started traveling to Memphis to receive treatment at St Jude Children s Research Hospital When he was younger he received blood transfusions every two to three weeks At just ten years old Caleb had a stroke something that is common in younger Sickle cell patients He has already been so strong said Delois Booker Caleb s mother He got his license graduated from high school and is now enrolled in college For the past year he has been transfused at the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center every five weeks The reason for the longer gap between transfusions is because of the difficulty finding donors that are a match for his blood Because he has had so many transfusions that s what makes the match so difficult said Delois A patient receiving frequent transfusions can develop antibodies to the blood making repeated transfusions more difficult Caleb Booker center sits in a waiting room at Methodist s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center with his dad Roy and mom Delois Caleb receives four to five units of blood per visit That adds up to approximately 570 units of blood over his entire life I am so thankful for the people who want to give of themselves They give an hour or two of their day and donate for someone they don t even know said Delois We just have to hope that the

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  • September Donor Newsletter
    their shirt and Lifeblood will make a donation to one of the following organzations Mid South Transplant Foundation Sickle Cell Foundation American Cancer Society or Lifeblood Recipient Story Caleb Booker is a 19 year old college sophomore from Portageville Missouri He and his parents make the nearly two hour drive to the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center every five weeks for Caleb to have a blood transfusion as part of his treatment Sickle cell disease causes the red cells become hard and sticky and die early This causes a constant shortage of red cells that results in the need for blood transfusions He has a simple message about the blood he receives It saves my life Caleb Booker center sits in a waiting room at Methodist s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center with his dad Roy and mom Delois Caleb was seven years old when he started traveling to Memphis to receive treatment at St Jude Children s Research Hospital He has already been so strong said Delois Booker Caleb s mother He got his license graduated from high school and is now enrolled in college For the past year he has been transfused at the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center every five weeks The reason for the longer gap between transfusions is because of the difficulty finding donors that are a match for his blood Blood transfusion is one of the only three treatments with proven efficacy in sickle cell disease Blood transfusions in sickle cell disease are used to treat acute complications and for prevention of disease complications when used on a monthly basis said Dr Nada Elmagboul and Dr Jane Hankins both who specialize in the treatment of sickle cell patients While blood transfusions are essential in the treatment of patients with sickle cell disease if not used

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  • August Donor Newsletter
    substitute for human blood 4 How many pints equal a gallon of blood 5 What s the most uncommon blood type Answers 1 25 2 42 days for whole blood 5 days for platelets 3 trick question there is no substitute 4 8 pints 5 AB 06 of the U S population Monthly Promotion Until August 31 successful donors will receive an 18th annual M A S H Bash shirt Donors also have the option to surrender their shirt and Lifeblood will make a donation to the Forever Young Senior Wish Organization 80 for 80 Donor Challenge Do you know Larry Hilbun He s the chairman of Lifeblood s board of directors and he s celebrating his 80th birthday this month Lifeblood s Bartlett Arlington Lakeland Donor BALD Council is looking for 80 of Larry s friends and family to honor his birthday in a way that is near and dear to his heart by donating blood Larry Hilbun chair of Lifeblood s board of directors Larry Hilbun has served as the chairman of Lifeblood s board of directors since October 2012 He served in several human resources management positions in public and private sectors including personnel director for the

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  • June Donor Newsletter
    part of Lifeblood history Help us reach our weekly goal of 1 000 donors throughout the summer Encourage your family and friends to give blood and tell them just how easy it is to save 3 lives For more information visit www Lifeblood org Monthly Promotion Until July 3 successful donors will receive a limited edition Donor Fest T shirt Donors also have the option to surrender their shirt and Lifeblood will make a donation to one of thefollowing organizations Mid South Transplant Foundation Sickle Cell Foundation American Cancer Society or Lifeblood Father s Day Tribute Cards Donate at any donor center or mobile blood drive between June 1 15 and send this Father s Day Tribute Card This year in honor of Father s Day Lifeblood is encouraging donors to give blood or platelets and send a tribute card to an influential man in their life Between June 1 15 donors can send a limited edition card that informs the recipient that a donation was made in his honor Donors can choose to either have the card sent electronically click here or through the mail by visiting a donor center Donor Fest Celebration Our 5th annual Donor Fest celebration is underway Join us at our World Blood Donor Day event on Saturday June 14 at 9 30 a m as we attempt to form the largest human blood drop in U S history The event will take place at St Benedict at Auburndale High School s soccer field 8250 Varnavas Drive Cordova What Wear a red t shirt and make Lifeblood history as we attempt to form the largest human blood drop in the U S We ll have breakfast kids activities and a special donor recognition program Where St Benedict at Auburndale High School s Soccer Field 8250

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  • Enter the Lifeblood Video Contest
    and college students ages 16 22 Task Create a 1 3 minute video about how awesome it is to donate blood at Lifeblood All videos must be submitted in WMV format by Thursday July 31 2014 to jenniferg lifeblood org via Dropbox Be creative If selected as the winner your video could be used to promote donating blood across the Mid South Guidelines All students starring in the video must have signed a photo release form submitted to jenniferg lifeblood org Parents must sign for minors By submitting your video to Lifeblood you and all parties involved agree that the video may be used for media and education purposes both internally and externally Once your video is submitted Lifeblood has the right to edit its content There are no limits to the number of participants in each video Judging Videos will be judged by a panel of local individuals The public will be allowed to vote for a Fan Favorite video at that time Prizes The grand prize will receive 250 Three honorable mentions will receive 50 each Questions Please contact Jennifer Gladstone at 901 529 6317 or at jenniferg lifeblood org Follow Comments are closed Recent News and Updates

    Original URL path: http://www.lifeblood.org/?p=3608 (2016-04-27)
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  • Main | Lifeblood
    a Follow Neighbors in Need Summer 2014 April 23rd 2014 8 12 am Blood Drives Events Main Video Lifeblood employees starred in a video about Lifeblood s summer campaign Neighbors in Need Neighbors in Need begins on May 22 and runs until Patriot Day September 11 Included in the summer campaign will be a Memorial Day promotion Donor Fest the 18th Annual M A S H Bash and a Labor Day Patriot Day promotion For more information Follow April Donor Newsletter April 1st 2014 8 57 am Events Main News Uncategorized Lifeblood News In December Lifeblood s Desoto County donor center re opened at its new location in Southaven 1055 Goodman Road East Suite J A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held with the Southaven Chamber of Commerce on Thursday January 9 The new donors center is 2 083 sq ft which is nearly 50 percent bigger than the Follow Lifeblood Awards Bartlett Area Volunteers December 31st 2013 9 22 am Events Main News Bartlett Tenn Lifeblood and the Bartlett Arlington and Lakeland Donor Council recognized its 2013 group and individual volunteers at a holiday reception on December 12 Olympus Surgical Technologies employee Susan McCullough was named Volunteer of the Year for her exceptional work organizing four blood drives in 2013 Youth Villages received the Group Achievement Award for Follow August Donor Newsletter August 1st 2013 8 17 am Main News Lifeblood News Back to school back to school Even for those of us who graduated a while ago it s always good to keep our brains active with new knowledge So here are a few things you probably didn t know about blood and blood donation 1 If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated Follow July Donor Newsletter July 1st 2013 8 11 am Main

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  • Main | Lifeblood
    Due to the inclement weather all of Lifeblood s donation centers will open at 11 a m on Wednesday January 16 2013 The following centers will open at 11 a m on Wednesday January 16 2013 Bartlett Center 7505 Highway 64 Suite 109 Bartlett TN 38133 DeSoto County Center 577 Goodman Road 5 Southaven MS 38671 Germantown Center 2095 Exeter Follow National Volunteer Blood Donor Month December 28th 2012 7 30 pm Main News As part of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month Lifeblood is seeking nominations for our Meet a Donor spotlight One donor will be recognized each week in January on Lifeblood s Facebook page and Website Email insideview Lifeblood org and tell us a little bit about the blood donor you re nominating Include a picture too Follow Lifeblood Recognized for Breast Cancer Awareness November 29th 2012 8 17 pm Main News Memphis TN On Thursday November 8 the Breast Cancer Eradication Initiative BCEI presented Lifeblood with a 4 500 check for its efforts in raising breast cancer awareness in the Mid South region This marks the third consecutive year Lifeblood has received the grant to be used for a breast cancer awareness shirt for blood donors Follow

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  • All | Lifeblood
    Lifeblood News COMING SOON Gift cards to your favorite stores will soon be available in the Club Lifeblood reward store Cards to places like Chick fil A Sports Authority Best Buy Target and more will be offered The store will also have new inventory including coolers water bottles and mobile phone chargers Login to your Club Lifeblood Follow April Public Blood Drives March 26th 2015 8 16 am Blood Drives Events News LIFEBLOOD S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN APRIL Lifeblood is proud to partner with the many organizations around town to host a blood drive 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 Follow March Donor Newsletter March 4th 2015 10 42 am Events News Newsletters Lifeblood News On February 6 Lifeblood honored organizations corporations and individuals for their voluntary efforts in 2014 as part of Lifeblood s 6th Annual Awards Luncheon Award winners included Corporate Hilton Worldwide Education University of Memphis High School Bolton High School Newcomer Nestle Inc Healthcare Saint Francis Hospital Memphis Mobile Drive Leadership Award Cindy Sims Government Memphis Follow March Public Blood Drives February 28th 2015 6 58 am Blood Drives Events News LIFEBLOOD S BLOOD DRIVES THAT ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MARCH Lifeblood is proud to partner with the many organizations around town to host a blood drive 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 Follow Greeks Donate for Life Blood Drive February 28 February 26th 2015 10 32 am Blood Drives Events Lifeblood Mid South Regional Blood Center and the Divine Nine are hosting a blood

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