Have you ever donated blood before? It only takes a few minutes of your time, but those few minutes could actually save a life.

I remember years ago, I was scared to donate blood. The idea of donating just sounded scary. But, I knew it was a fear I had to conquer, I wanted to conquer it and I did. I was so proud of myself.

The really special thing about this story is a couple of months later I was called specifically to donate because of my blood type. My blood type is on the rare side and there had been a small plane accident in Valliant, Oklahoma. Someone on that plane had my blood type and needed more of it. The blood bank in that area was getting low on my blood type so they called the blood center in Texarkana. That's when I got a call to see if I could come in immediately and donate blood. I didn't hesitate.

I don't know who was in that accident or how it all turned out. But, I do know I was directly responsible in trying to helping someone that was seriously injured.

You can help someone too. Stop by these blood drive locations over the next couple of weeks. You really could help save a life.  And now when you donate you'll receive information about how your blood was used. Pretty cool, isn't it?

Tuesday, June 20
Red River Federal Credit Union- Texarkana
10AM – 5PM
4405 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, Texas

Thursday, June 29
Wadley Regional Medical Center
11AM – 5PM
1000 Pine Street
Texarkana, Texas

Thursday, June 29
E-Z Mart Offices
9AM – 12:30PM
602 West Falvey
Texarkana, Texas

Friday, June 30
Genesis Primecare Texarkana
9:30AM – 12PM
1400 College Drive
Texarkana, Texas

Friday, June 30
Walmart- Texarkana
1:45PM – 5:30PM
4000 New Boston Road
Texarkana, Texas

LifeShare Blood Center is located at 1321 College Drive in Texarkana, Texas
or call (903) 794-3173 for more information.

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