Archive for the ‘My Lifeblood Family’ Category

Idesha R.

Friday, July 5th, 2013


Idesha R. has worked at Lifeblood for 10 years. She is the director of donor engagement.

“What I like most about working at Lifeblood is that everyday is different. I do various, different things with my job, but everything that I do is related to helping someone improve their quality of life or helping them go home to their family.

My favorite Lifeblood memory didn’t actually occur at Lifeblood. I had been working here for about a year when my mother had to have surgery at a hospital in Memphis. Two days after her surgery, I walked into her hospital room and there was a bag of blood hanging above her bed – she was receiving a unit and it had a Lifeblood label on it. And that was when I really realized the good work that we are doing and how important it was.”

Patricia L.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Patricia LeeMy name is Patricia, I have been with Lifeblood since January 3, 2012 a year now in the Information System Dept.

My favorite Lifeblood memory is when I met Angela Lamb at Remington College at a Job Fair. My heart went out to her and the word Lifeblood.

I knew in my heart this is the place I want to work.  What I like best about working at Lifeblood is how every department works together to get the job done in saving so many lives.  This is a great gift that I can proudly say that I am a part of a wonderful and loving company who cares about saving lives.

Dedra W.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Dedra Winfield, 09.2012I have worked with Lifeblood for over 4 1/2 years.

My favorite memory would be when Shane allowed a group of us to be off one weekend to go to a water park as a group.  That was so much fun!

The thing I like best about working at Lifeblood is being able to go out to the different companies and meeting new people and hearing their stories on why they give blood or feel the need to give blood.

Jennifer K.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Jennifer Yarbrough, 04.26.10I have worked with Lifeblood 3 years as of April 26, 2013. 

My favorite memory:  Hayden, my son, donating on his sixteenth birthday and now he is over a gallon donor.

The thing I like best about working at Lifeblood is my co-workers!

Katheryn G.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Katheryn GangawareI have worked with Lifeblood for 8 Years on May 25, 2013.  Before working for Lifeblood, I was a regular Lifeblood donor starting at Munford High School. 

My favorite memory:  I don’t have a specific memory, but have multiple great memories.  One of them is, I have loved seeing the children of regular donors become regular donors themselves. Actually, my FAVORITE memory was from when I was pregnant with my daughter Leah.  Kelly and Jennifer had a book, and as regular donors came in to donate, they had donors sign the book giving me advice and encouragement for motherhood.  I have this book and will always treasure it.  I had such a hard time reading the book because it was the sweetest thing anyone has every done for me and the donors wrote some of the best things I have ever read.  This would be my favorite memory.

The thing I like best about working at Lifeblood is to see people come into donate blood to help someone else.  This to me is the ultimate sacrifice, you are giving a piece of you to help someone in need.

Shannon H.

Monday, April 29th, 2013


Shannon H. has worked for Lifeblood since June 2010. She works at the Desoto Donor Center.

“My favorite Lifeblood memory is last year we had a Hispanic family come in to donate platelets for one of their relatives that was very ill at Baptist Desoto. It was just nice to see the whole family come together during a very difficult time and help support the community as well.

I like working at Lifeblood because it gives me fulfillment knowing that I am out helping saving lives.”

Jennifer H.

Friday, April 26th, 2013


Jennifer H. has worked for Lifeblood since May 2012. She works at the Bartlett Donor Center.

“What I like most about working here is just knowing that everyday we’re helping people, that people come in to help people and just showing everybody coming together and putting a good blood supply out there for patients who need it.”

Cindy S.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Cindy SimsI have worked at Lifeblood since 2008. I like working here because we work with a lot of good, caring people. I like being on mobile because we are out doing something different every day. Even though we go to a lot of the same places, it’s still different.

Darla A.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013


Darla A. has worked for Lifeblood since June 2009. She works at the Desoto Donor Center.

“My favorite Lifeblood memory was when I got to meet Jonah, one of our recipients. He was a precious, precious little boy. I think everyone was in tears by the time we got through meeting him.

I like to work at Lifeblood because I like to communicate with the donors and interact with them. I’m a people person and I love to be around the donors.”

Jeanie P.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


Jeanie P. has worked at Lifeblood since October 2011. She is an account manager.

What is your favorite thing about working for Lifeblood?

“Well, that’s easy. It’s the joy I feel when I get to meet passionate people that was to make a difference in saving lives through blood donation. It’s an awesome feeling.”