LifeShare Celebrates World Blood Donor Day - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LifeShare Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Give blood save lives - that's the motto of LifeShare Blood Centers. Monday begins their week long celebration for World Blood Donor Day. This weekend they did a "blood drop" display at the Lake Charles Swashbucklers game. More than 100 volunteers dressed in special red t-shirts to form a human blood drop on the field. It's one of many demonstrations across the nation in hopes they can make it into the Guinness World Book Records.

To donate you have to be at least 17 years of age and weigh 110 pounds. Lifeshare says we all have a responsibility to donate if we can.

"You have to understand one in three of us will need blood to save our lives so everyone has a stake in upping our blood collection because you never know it might be you who needs it or someone you love," said Kristi Morris, with LifeShare.  

They have plenty of door prizes and food and say they'll be open until 5:30 at their office on Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive (formally South Ryan Street) and donor coaches will also be on hand from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Welsh Fire Department.

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