The Phlebotomy program at LifeShare Blood Center provides comprehensive and in-depth training in all aspects of phlebotomy: blood collection techniques, blood components, history, terminology, quality systems, hospital and blood center settings, and professional demeanor. The Phlebotomy program is a 6-week course offered several times per year. Graduates of the program are awarded a certificate of completion and are eligible to take a national certification examination for phlebotomy. Please see the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.

PHLEBOTOMY school frequently asked questions (faq):

Who is eligible to apply to the Phlebotomy Program?
Eligible student candidates have either a high school diploma or GED.

When and how can I apply?
Applications may be submitted at any time and must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the course. An application may be printed from this link and mailed in, or completed electronically and submitted to

Can I get a job as a phlebotomist after I finish the program?
Each student has the ability to apply for available positions at hospitals, clinics, and blood centers.

What supplies do I need for this program?
Each student needs to have a laptop.

What does the Phlebotomy Program cost?
Tuition for the program is $2000, due 2 weeks before the first class session.

Is there financial aid for the program?
LifeShare does not offer financial aid.

How long does the program last?
The program lasts 6 weeks and uses a combination of classroom instruction, homework, practicums, quizzes, and exams.

What are the requirements to complete the program?
The program is comprised of 10 units with a detailed textbook, provided electronically, online and guided via face-to-face classroom time. Hours vary from unit-to-unit. Each unit includes homework, quizzes and exams. In addition, there is hands-on practice and resume writing.

Can I reenter the program if I have to withdraw?
If you must withdrawal from the course, you may be able to rejoin a future course session to complete the program.

Is there a certificate after successful completion?
Yes, graduates of the program are awarded a LifeShare certificate of completion.

What else is important to know?
The program is intended to be both challenging and rewarding. A successful participant must be self- motivated and ready to devote a significant amount of time to studying and completing all aspects of the educational courses. The orientation class is designed to provide instruction in how to complete the program as well as introduce participants to their classmates and LifeShare support personnel. LifeShare is committed to fostering a successful and supportive educational environment.

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          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. 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. LifeShare Blood Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.