Archive for the ‘Blood Drives’ Category

Bar-Kays and Friends Blood Drive September 15

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The Bar-Kays are hosting their third annual “Bar-Kays and Friends” blood drive with Lifeblood on Thursday, September 15 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum. The American soul and R&B group is encouraging leaders and those in the music community to give back by donating blood.

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“After hearing stories about local patients that need blood to live, we wanted to volunteer our time and blood for our community,” said James Alexander and Larry Dodson, Sr. of the Bar-Kays. “We’re challenging all of the local musicians and our fans to donate blood on September 15 at the Lifeblood drive.”
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Boo Mitchell, Sweet Angel, Sir Charles Jones and many others from the Memphis music community are also supporting the blood drive efforts. Members of the Bar-Kays and other musicians will sign autographs and pose for pictures with blood donors at the blood drive.
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September is also 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.
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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 call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD 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 PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN AUGUST

Friday, July 29th, 2016

LIFEBLOOD PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN AUGUST

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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 August. 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: August Public Blood Drives

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.

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May Public Blood Drives

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

LIFEBLOOD’S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN MAY

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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 April. 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: May 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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2016 Mother’s Day Tribute Cards April 24- May 8

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

LIFEBLOOD OFFERS TRIBUTE CARD AND T-SHIRT AS A ‘THANK YOU’ FOR DONATING

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(Memphis, TN) – Between April 24 and May 8, individuals who donate blood or platelets at any Lifeblood donor center or mobile blood drive will have the opportunity to honor an influential woman in their life.

 

Donors will be offered the opportunity to send a limited edition Lifeblood “tribute card” to a special woman in their life. The card informs the recipient that a blood donation was given in her honor.

 

“This is a unique way donors can encourage the women who have played a significant role in their lives, while promoting the importance of donating blood,” said Jennifer Balink, vice president of donor relations at Lifeblood.  “We look forward to honoring many local, strong, and influential women through this campaign.”

 

Additionally, the T-shirt donors will receive embraces two causes—blood donation and awareness about illnesses impacting women that may require blood or platelets, like breast cancer or anemia. This is the sixth consecutive year Lifeblood has partnered with the Breast Cancer Eradication Initiative to give blood donors shirts that link the treatment of breast cancer and the importance of donating blood and platelets. Cancer patients often require many transfusions as part of their treatment.

 

For a listing of donor centers and mobile drive locations, call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD or visit www.lifeblood.org.

April Public Blood Drives

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

LIFEBLOOD’S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN APRIL

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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 April. 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: April 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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March Public Blood Drives

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

LIFEBLOOD’S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN MARCH

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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 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: March 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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African Americans asked to Donate Blood during Black History Month

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Memphis, TN – This February, in celebration of Black History Month, Lifeblood is encouraging African Americans to give blood at one of their five neighborhood donor centers to help the community’s blood supply. They have a goal of 90 donations during the month.

“The number 90 is significant because it has been 90 years since Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiated ‘Negro History Week’, now called Black History Month, to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout history,” said Debra Brown, community relations director at Lifeblood.

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In Memphis, approximately 12,000 people, a majority of which are African American, suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia. These patients often need blood transfusions every 21 days just to live.

Medical research has shown that African Americans possess rare blood traits that are found only within their ethnic population. Because of that, African Americans often provide the best match for other African Americans in need of blood; and the need is great here in Memphis.

African Americans also often possess blood types O and B, which are in high demand at Memphis area hospitals.

Successful blood donors will receive a T-shirt during the month February at any Lifeblood donor center.

The Black History Month campaign is in partnership with the National Sickle Cell Foundation, the Mid-South Transplant Foundation and the National Bone Marrow Foundation.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 901-529-6320, or simply stop by.

February Public Blood Drives

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

LIFEBLOOD’S PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES IN FEBRUARY

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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 February. 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: February 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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January Donor Newsletter

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

National Blood Donor Month

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Did you know that January is National Blood Donor month? We would like to thank everyone that donates with Lifeblood! Whether you donate whole blood six times a year, give platelets every other week, or organize blood drives at your workplace, you are giving the gift of life to patients in local hospitals.

We face many obstacles collecting blood during the month of January, such as increased cold and flu symptoms and busy post-holiday schedules. Not only that, but historically the Mid-South has experienced snow and ice during this month. These weather conditions can lead to an increased number of accidents, making the need for blood even greater.

On behalf of local patients and their families, we appreciate you making time in your schedule to donate life-saving products and look forward to seeing you in 2016.

Don’t forget: when you donate throughout the year take a picture and tag Lifeblood on social media!

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Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by Donating Blood

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

In memory of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lifeblood is offering its donors two ways to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement and give back to the community through blood donation.

Option 1:  Lifeblood is holding a mobile blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day – at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street.  Those who donate blood that day will be given a voucher that entitles the donor and three family members to free admission to the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday, January 18.  Those who donate at the museum on Monday will be allowed to advance to the special pre-ticket entrance, avoiding the general, much longer line for on-site admissions.

Option 2:  Those who donate at any of Lifeblood’s five neighborhood donor centers from January 11 to 17 will be given a voucher for entrance to the National Civil Rights Museum for the donor and three family members, good for use on King Day, January 18. Lifeblood’s Germantown donor center is the only center open Sunday, January 17, noon to 6 p.m. To locate a donor center, visit Lifeblood’s web site at www.lifeblood.org or call 1-888-LIFEBLOOD.

Donors themselves will also receive one T-shirt after their successful blood donation. Participants must enter the National Civil Rights Museum campus from G.E. Patterson Ave between St. Martin St and Mulberry St this year.

“Lifeblood is pleased to partner with the National Civil Rights Museum to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and to provide blood to patients in our community,” said Debra Brown, Lifeblood’s director of community relations.   For more information on the MLK Day promotion, contact Brown at 901.288.7946.

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 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.