The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with only enough to last two days. Anyone who may be able to donate blood is encouraged to go to a blood donation center or drive.

According to a press release, donated blood is often used as part of a life-saving medical treatment for accident victims, patients with blood disorders, those undergoing cancer treatments, experiencing complications during childbirth, and many more situations. “No one has a guarantee they will make it home safe and healthy each day. Medical emergencies and accidents happen far too often, and many of us just expect blood to be there for us and our loved ones. A low blood supply is a serious concern since blood can’t be manufactured—someone choosing to donate is the only source.

Enough people must willingly donate before the patient needs it, or the outcome can be devastating,” says Tina Martinez, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, LifeShare Blood Center. LifeShare Blood Center regularly supplies blood components to approximately 100 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas.

Please come into 1321 College Drive, Texarkana, TX to make a donation today!

Center Hours:

-Monday, Wednesday & Friday- 8 AM to 4 PM (Special Hours- June 22nd 8 AM to 8 PM)
-Tuesday & Thursday- 10 AM to 5:30 PM (Special Hours- June 21st 8 AM to 8 PM)

-Saturday- 8 AM to 1 PM (Special Hours-June 23rd 8 AM to 3 PM)

 

Mobile Drives in Texarkana and surrounding areas:

Thursday, June 21

-Texarkana Texas Cuffs & Hoses, 7:30 AM to 12:30 Noon, City Hall-220 Texas Blvd.

-Atlanta Cuffs & Hoses, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 606 S. Louise, Fire Station.

-Brookshire’s Atlanta, 4 PM to 7 PM, 402 E. Main.

 

Friday, June 22

-Walmart-Nashville, 2 PM to 6 PM, 1710 South 4th Street.

-Family Medical Group, 10 AM to 2 PM, 2101 Galleria Oaks, Texarkana, TX.

-Walmart-Arkansas, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, 331 Arkansas Blvd.

 

Saturday, June 23

-World Blood Drive Day, 1 PM to 6 PM, Central Mall.

-Live FIT Texarkana Fitness Expo, 9 AM to 2 PM, Four States Fairgrounds.