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LifeShare Blood Drives


Bradley County Medical Center is a proud partner of LifeShare Blood Centers. Together, we work to provide our community the opportunity to donate lifesaving blood products. To learn more about LifeShare and the blood donation process, CLICK HERE.

Why Should You Donate Blood?

Someone will need blood every two seconds and just one donation can save up to three lives. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there is no manufactured substitute for human blood. It must be provided by volunteer blood donors in the community. One in three people need blood in their lifetime. If you don't need blood, it's almost certain that someone close to you will.

Who Receives Your Blood?

Red cells are used in the treatment of surgery, trauma, cancer and severe anemia patients. Plasma is used in the treatment of burn and trauma patients. Platelets are used in the treatment of transplant and chemotherapy patients. For more information on patients' blood usage, view the LifeShare chart below.



How Long Does it Take to Donate?

The entire donation process takes less than 60 minutes (automated donations may take longer). This time includes the interview before the donation where LifeShare determine your eligibility by asking questions about your health, travel and medications you are taking. They will perform a mini-physical by taking your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and a small blood sample to check your iron level (these are available for you to see on LifeShare's donor portal).

The actual donation takes 10-15 minutes. For your safety, you will be asked to sit for at least 15 minutes following donation while snacking on a refreshment and sipping on a beverage that we are happy to provide.

You may resume normal activity after donating. However, avoid strenuous physical activity or lifting heavy objects for a few hours. Be sure to increase your water intake and eat well at your next meal. Smokers should refrain from smoking 30 minutes after donating.

Can You Schedule An Appointment?

Yes! We're happy to schedule an appointment to help reduce your wait time.

Contact Sarah Tucker at (870) 226-4304 or stucker@bcmed.org or CLICK HERE to schedule directly with LifeShare.

Why Choose LifeShare?

After you donate with LifeShare, you will be able to review your blood type, cholesterol, blood pressure and other health information on their DONOR PORTAL.

If you want to donate but are unable to make it to one of our drives, don't worry, LifeShare has other options for donation. CLICK HERE to find another drive.

Help Us Give Life!

We hope to see you at one of our drives.




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LifeShare Blood Drive Set for July 12 at BCMC with Dire Need for Donations


There will be a LifeShare Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. as blood is critically needed at this time. The blood drive will take play in the LifeShare bus that will be set up in the BCMC Rural Health Clinic parking lot. The BCMC Rural Health Clinic is located at 304 East Central Street across the street from the Emergency Room entrance at Bradley County Medical Center.

Blood donations are essential at this time as blood donations are down across the country, especially in our region. Local blood drives are the main source of blood for Bradley County Medical Center and the other hospitals in our surrounding area. If you are able to donate blood, please consider stopping by the LifeShare bus on July 12. Donors will get a free "Summer Donor" T-shirt while supplies last.




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