Harmon & Jean Drew

Shreveport and Bossier City Police Departments and the Caddo, Bossier and Webster Parish Sheriffs Offices have joined together to hold blood drives in honor of Minden residents, Jean and Harmon Drew.

The Drews have been teaching Louisiana law enforcement officers throughout Louisiana for more than 30 years, and annually publish “True Blue Drew Book,” a praised resource for Louisiana law enforcement officers.

In 2008, Jean Drew unexpectedly became ill requiring emergency abdominal surgery that saved her life. As a result of her illness and the surgery, Jean began suffering from severe and debilitating anemia. Multiple blood transfusions kept Jean alive until she could undergo another surgical procedure to correct the abdominal issues. Because of the transfusions and expert medical care, Jean is able to continue enjoying life.

Jean’s need for blood has lead law enforcement agencies to hold a series of blood drives in Dec. 2 through Dec. 4, 2013. “When I needed it, it was absolutely vital and just a blessing to me,” says Jean Drew of her experience receiving donated blood.

Following is a list of blood drives, which are open to the public:

December 2

Shreveport Police Department - 1234 Texas St.
7:00 am- 4:30 pm
2nd Floor Assembly Room

8:30 pm-1:30 am
LifeShare Bus
Near Patrol Parking

Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Safety Town - 8910 Jewella Ave.
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Mansfield Rd. Sub-Station - 9824 Mansfield Rd.
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

December 3

Bossier Sheriff’s Office - 2510 Viking Dr.
Viking Dr. Sub-Station
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Caddo Correctional Center - 1101 Forum Dr.
1:30 pm-5:30 pm

December 4

Bossier City/Bossier Police Department - Bossier Civic Center - 620 Benton Rd.
2nd Floor
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office - Minden Civic Center - 410 Main St.
11:00 am-7:00 pm

Call 318-222-7770 or go to www.lifeshare.org for hours and mobile blood drive locations.

LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, it is a nonprofit community service provider governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB.