Why disaster recovery planning can save lives

After Hurricane Katrina left its mark on Louisiana, the CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers says the need for a disaster recovery plan hit home.

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From Katrina to Sandy, tornadoes in the plains, flooding in the south and wildfires throughout the west, natural disasters threaten our world with destruction every year. The cost to rebuild and recover is phenomenal, so companies across the globe are investing in disaster recovery solutions to mitigate their losses and protect their data from these cataclysmic events.

That’s a lesson LifeShare Blood Centers learned when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

LifeShare Blood Centers, located in Shreveport, La. and established in 1942, supplies hospitals and over 100 medical facilities in Louisiana, east Texas and southern Arkansas with vital red blood cell, plasma and platelet components desperately needed, especially during critical events such as natural disasters.

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