Shreveport, La. – LifeShare Blood Centers, headquartered in Shreveport, La., has named Chad A. Douglas as Chief Executive Officer.

Chad A. Douglas
Chad A. Douglas

Douglas most recently held the position of Executive Director of Blood Operations at LifeSource in Chicago, Ill., an affiliate of the Institute of Transfusion Medicine, where he was responsible for the collection of almost 500,000 components annually, recruitment, manufacturing, and distribution. With a focus on lean processing and strong teams, Douglas has a proven track record of increasing collections while improving operational efficiencies.

In addition to the knowledge he brings from serving in leadership positions in the blood banking industry for more than 15 years, Douglas holds a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. and has served in the U.S. Air Force.

LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, where its headquarters remains, 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.