Hospitals Need Blood Before Storm Makes Landfall

    With severe weather planning to impact the region later this week, LifeShare Blood Center is asking for blood donors to give blood ahead of the storm.

    “Historically, LifeShare donors have turned out to help after major events like September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters,” said LifeShare Regional Director Elizabeth Cunningham. “But it’s the blood on the shelves before the rain begins to fall that helps save lives during and after the storm.”

    Blood donated with LifeShare goes through extensive testing to make sure it’s safe to transfuse. This process takes about 48 hours. Donors who want to help need to donate as soon as possible to ensure the blood is ready in time.

    LifeShare has many mobile drives planned for the week that could be canceled because of the weather. The most up-to-date drive information can always be found at

    Donors in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas can give at the Texarkana Donor Center

    Thursday, July 11th, 8:00-4:00

    Friday, July 12th, 8:00-3:00

    Saturday, July 13th, 8:00-1:00

    Donors with questions can call 903-794-3173.

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