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Monday, October 10th, 2016

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Blood centers nationwide seek more blood donors

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

September 4 – 10 declared National Blood Donation Week

To help boost the nation’s blood supply after a particularly challenging summer, September 4 – 10, 2016 has been established as National Blood Donation Week. New blood donors are needed every day to replace those who can no longer donate, however blood centers are seeing fewer people step forward to roll up their sleeves. Dr. Daliah Wachs, syndicated radio personality, and Lifeblood, the American Red Cross and blood banks across the country have teamed up to reverse the decline in new blood donors and to encourage active blood donors to continue donating on a regular basis.

Donors can make a convenient appointment to give blood at www.Lifeblood.org or by calling 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16, weigh a minimum of 115 pounds and be in good health.

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Gladstone at 901-529-6317 or Dr. Daliah Wachs at doctordaliah@hotmail.com or (702) 279-4123
For more information:  http://www.doctordaliah.com/national-blood-donation-day-.html

https://nationalblooddonationweek.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/state-proclamations/

 

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Lifeblood has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since 1963, and serves patients in area hospitals in the Greater Memphis Area. The Lifeblood network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).

 

Dr. Daliah Wachs is Board Certified in Family Medicine and ran her own practice in Las Vegas, Nevada for 16 years.

She recently was chosen to serve as a faculty member at Touro University Nevada. The Dr. Daliah Show is broadcast by GCN Network and iHeart Radio.

 

ZIKA VIRUS – LIST OF COUNTRIES

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Zika Virus – List of Countries

ZIKA VIRUS – NOTICE TO TRAVELERS

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Zika Virus – Notice to Travelers

LIFEBLOOD’S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN JULY

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

LIFEBLOOD’S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN JULY

 

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 July. 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: July 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. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

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Lifeblood announces EMERGENCY Appeal for all blood types

Monday, July 11th, 2016

 

Lifeblood announces EMERGENCY Appeal for all blood types

 

 

Memphis, TN—Plummeting blood donations has forced Lifeblood to issue an emergency appeal for all blood types, especially all Rh negative types: A-negative, B-negative, AB-negative and O-negative.  Lifeblood is the community blood provider for the Mid-South and, as stewards of the community blood supply, maintaining an adequate supply of all blood types is imperative.  Reserves of blood are depleted to a less than one day supply on the shelves.  Since it takes 24 to 36 hours to test and process each donation before it can be released for a patient, blood is being transfused as fast as Lifeblood can provide it to hospitals.  Donors of all types are urgently needed to give blood now.  To schedule a blood donation online, go to www.Lifeblood.org or call Lifeblood at (901) 529-6320

 

“Due to a drop in blood donations, our community is critically low on all blood types and Lifeblood is asking all eligible donors to help stabilize the community blood supply and support local hospitals” said Danny Garrick, Executive Director of Lifeblood. “Blood donations from local donors are critically important for treating trauma victims, premature babies, cancer, and sickle cell disease. If you are eligible to donate, please give now!”

 

Donors with Rh negative blood types are asked to inquire with a Lifeblood staff member about doubling their impact by donating Double Red Cells.

 

Appointments are highly recommended.  Knowing how many to expect means we are better able to serve our donors.

 

Visit one of our convenient Lifeblood donor centers today:

Midtown: 1045 Madison Avenue                                                     

                 Memphis, TN 38014                  (901) 399-8120

 

Bartlett:   7505 Highway 64, Suite 109

                 Bartlett, TN 38133

                 (901) 271-1220

 

Desoto:     1055 Goodman Road East, Suite J

                 Southaven, MS 38671

                 (901) 271-1260

 

Germantown: 2095 Exeter, #75

                        Germantown, TN 38138

                        (901) 271-1240  

 

East Memphis: 4702 Spotswood Avenue

                        Memphis, TN 38117

                        (901) 271-1230

 

Volunteer donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 115 pounds and be in good health.  Sixteen year olds must have parental permission. All donors 16-22 years of age must meet certain height and weight requirements.  Log on to www.lifeblood.org  to schedule your appointment today.

 

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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 joined Blood Systems, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

 

Lifeblood announces EMERGENCY Appeal for all blood types

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     

Lifeblood announces EMERGENCY Appeal for all blood types

Memphis, TN– Plummeting blood donations since Memorial Day holiday has forced Lifeblood to issue an emergency appeal for all blood types, especially all Rh negative types: A-negative, B-negative, AB-negative and O-negative.  As the community blood provider for this area and stewards of the community blood supply, maintaining an adequate supply of all blood types is imperative.  Reserves of blood are depleted to a less than one day supply on the shelves.  Since it takes 24 to 36 hours to test and process each donation before it can be released for a patient, blood is being transfused as fast as Lifeblood can provide it to hospitals.  Donors of all types are urgently needed to give blood now.  To schedule a blood donation online, go to www.Lifeblood.org or call Lifeblood at (901) 529-6320

“Unfortunately, due to high patient usage and fewer donations from the public, we find it necessary to alert the public about the dire need for all blood types, especially the Rh negative types” said Danny Garrick, Executive Director of Lifeblood. “If you are eligible to donate, please give now!” Garrick said.

Donors with Rh negative blood types are asked to inquire with a Lifeblood staff member about doubling their impact by donating Double Red Cells.

Appointments are highly recommended.  Knowing how many to expect means we are better able to serve our donors.
Visit one of our convenient Lifeblood donor centers today:

Midtown: 1045 Madison Avenue

                 Memphis, TN 38014             

                  (901) 399-8120

 

Bartlett:   7505 Highway 64, Suite 109

                 Bartlett, TN 38133

                 (901) 271-1220

 

Desoto:     1055 Goodman Road East, Suite J

                     Southaven, MS 38671

                     (901) 271-1260

 

Germantown: 2095 Exeter, #75

                        Germantown, TN 38138

                        (901) 271-1240  

 

East Memphis: 4702 Spotswood Avenue

                        Memphis, TN 38117

                        (901) 271-1230

 

Volunteer donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 115 pounds and be in good health.  Sixteen year olds must have parental permission. All donors 16-22 years of age must meet certain height and weight requirements.  Log on to www.lifeblood.org  to schedule your appointment today.

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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 joined Blood Systems, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

 

 

 

Press Release: Lifeblood supports the Orlando community and stands ready to send blood if needed

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Lifeblood supports the Orlando community and stands ready to send blood if needed

<Memphis,TN>– In light of this weekend’s tragedy, Lifeblood, a member center of Blood Systems, supports the Orlando community.  Blood Systems has sent blood to Orlando to help save the lives of dozens of people injured in the mass shooting.  Lifeblood stands ready to send blood too, if asked to do so.  Lifeblood is calling on area donors to donate blood to help assure there is blood on hand should the Orlando community need additional help.

Lifeblood has 5 donor centers located across the Mid-South along with mobile drives held at local businesses and places of worship. Donors may call (901) 529-6320 or visit www.Lifeblood.org to make a convenient appointment to donate.

“When tragedy strikes, it’s the blood on the shelves that saves lives,” said Danny Garrick, Executive Director of Lifeblood. “We are asking for donations to help ensure an adequate supply in the case that Orlando needs additional assistance and to also ensure that we have blood available for local patients.”

“Every 2-to-3 seconds in this country, someone needs blood. And you never know when you or someone you love will be the one. We all expect blood to be available when we need it, but only a few of those who can give actually roll up their sleeves. It’s time for everyone to get involved!” Garrick said.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent) weigh at least 115 pounds and be in good health.

Although the US Food and Drug Administration recently changed its guidance about blood donation by men who have had sex with men, Lifeblood is still in the process of changing its computer system to address the change, and currently must defer men who have had sex with men.

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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 joined Blood Systems, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

May Donor Newsletter

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

DONOR FEST 2016

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Lifeblood’s 7th annual Donor Fest is coming up the week of June 6-11 in Lifeblood donor centers and on mobile blood drives. Lifeblood’s goal is to have 1,963 donors give blood or platelets during Donor Fest week in honor of the year Lifeblood was founded by local area hospitals.

This year’s Donor Fest celebration is Saturday, June 11 at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School’s football field (8250 Varnavas Drive, Cordova). Festivities will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and include forming a human blood drop at 11 a.m. a photo booth, kid’s activities, a tie-dye tent, blood drive (8 a.m.- 12 p.m.) and more!  Don’t forget to wear a red shirt for the picture!

Get your red Donor Fest shirt when you donate at any Lifeblood donor center or mobile blood drive starting May 9.  Visit www.DonorFest.org for more information.

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Now through June 14 when you donate blood or platelets you will receive your 2016 red limited edition Donor Fest shirt.  Be sure to wear it to the Donor Fest celebration on June 11!

 

Bears for Le Bonheur is Going on Now

Monday, November 30th, 2015

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Pediatric patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will be the recipients of holiday-themed plush stuffed bears in Lifeblood’s third annual “Bears for Le Bonheur” holiday donation program which runs from December 1 through 15. Lifeblood is kicking off the 2015 holiday season with a special holiday promotion for their donors. For each donor that gives blood or platelets during the designated dates, Lifeblood will donate a stuffed bear to a Le Bonheur patient. Donors will have an opportunity to sign a tag that will accompany the stuffed bears and delivered to patients. Donations may be made at any of Lifeblood’s five neighborhood donor centers or mobile blood drives (a list of public mobile blood drives may be found on www.lifeblood.org).

“Together with our donors, we are hoping to reach hundreds of children being treated at Le Bonheur with stuffed animals,” says Jennifer Balink, vice president of donor relations for Lifeblood.  “Many patients at Le Bonheur use blood donated by our local donors and this is just one more way we can bring a little cheer to children during their hospital stay this holiday season.”

During the winter months, Lifeblood typically experiences a decrease in blood donations when donors take time off work and are traveling, but the hospitals’ need for blood is year-round. Not only will “Bears for Le Bonheur” be giving a toy to pediatric patients, but it will also ensure that all local patients have a safe and stable blood supply this holiday season. Since “Bears for Le Bonheur” began in 2013, Lifeblood has donated more than 2,000 stuffed animals to patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.