LifeShare to give free groceries to blood donors

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Free groceries are in store for those willing to roll up a sleeve to help others this weekend. LifeShare Blood Center will be distributing grocery store gift cards to donors at participating mobile blood drives at Brookshire’s, Market Basket, and Albertsons stores from Sept. 4 through Labor Day, Sept.6.

Shoppers who donate blood at any of the participating grocery store mobile blood drives will receive a gift card to one of the participating stores listed above, as well as a LifeShare Blood Center t-shirt of their choice.

These mobile blood drives will take place at Brookshire’s, Market Basket, and Albertsons locations in Shreveport, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Texarkana, Baton Rouge, Monroe, and Beaumont. A listing of these mobile blood drive locations may be found at: www.lifeshare.org/giftcards

“LifeShare has been affected by numerous unprecedented challenges this past year making it extremely difficult to supply our over 100 hospital and medical facility partners throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Southern Arkansas with lifesaving blood and plasma. These challenges include the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and recently Hurricane Ida, which impacted blood collections and deliveries in South Louisiana this past weekend” stated LifeShare Blood Center Director of Marketing & Communications, Kourtney M. Washington.

Donors should be in good health, at least 110lbs, and 17 years of age. Donation appointments can be conveniently scheduled at www.lifeshare.org/give.

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