LifeShare Blood Center to get $25K grant; individuals can enroll in phlebotomy program

Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 5:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2023 at 4:34 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - LifeShare Blood Center was recently approved to receive a front of $25,000 from the Community Foundation!

All of the funds will go towards scholarships for students enrolled in LifeShare’s phlebotomy school.

All funds will go towards scholarships.
All funds will go towards scholarships.(KSLA)

The phlebotomy program lasts 6 weeks. After completion of the program, students can continue working in the medical field. The Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana has donated to life share in the past, and they say continuing the partnership is important.

”This grant represents an ongoing relationship with LifeShare. We’ve granted over $150,000 since 2009 to this organization, and we specifically funded this program for a couple years now. And it’s a great work force development and also an educational opportunity for our community,” said Garrett Johnson of Community Foundation. “Well, this is just the way that we help support our nonprofit community here in town, and its a way for the Shreveport-Bossier community to continue to grow and for organizations to remain successful for the future.”

Anyone interested in enrolling can find the application here.