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LifeShare receives donation to complete rare blood cell collection project

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) -

LifeShare Blood Centers got a large boost to complete a project involving rare blood cells today.

The Rotary Club of of north and central Louisiana donated $10,000 to purchase two new liquid nitrogen tanks, completing funding for the $113,000 preservation project.

LifeShare in Shreveport holds one of the world's largest collection of rare red blood cell donations, housed at the John J. Moulds Immunohematology Reference Laboratory.

These cells help solve compatibility issues for patients who have complex blood types.

"Our theme is to engage rotary, change lives and that theme plays in perfectly with LifeShare, who has locations around our district, which makes up the northern part of the state. And so together, we'll change one life at a time," says Pamela Stewart, District Governor, Rotary 6190.

The new tanks reduce risks to the life-saving blood cell collection, as well as safety risks to the LifeShare staff.

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