LifeShare Blood Center is urging blood donors to include giving blood in their summer plans. Blood donations are urgently needed through the summer and, historically, there is a higher demand for blood products in July.

Urgent Need for Blood

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According to a recent Pew Research Center analysis, July 4, and 5, are the two busiest days of the year for U.S. hospital emergency rooms, with nearly 10,000 more patients than any other two-day average. The biggest reason for the spike is due to injuries from fireworks. About one-third of fireworks-related injuries are burns, based on research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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A single donation can impact up to three people since most whole blood donations are separated into individual components: red cells, platelets, and plasma.

 Free Gift

This year, United We Give is July 1-5 and each donor will receive a $10 gift card for lunch and a limited-edition t-shirt. Lifeshare is excited to have Raising Canes again this year as their partner in this campaign.

Blood Drives

Wednesday, July 3 

Texarkana VA 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm inside

Newly Wed Foods Mt. Pleasant, TX 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Let Freedom Ring De Queen, AR 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm De Queen Sportsplex 

Friday, July 5

Walmart Hope, AR 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walmart Magnolia, AR 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Waste Management Texarkana, TX 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Saturday, July 6

Atlanta Texas Masonic - Price Hardware - Atlanta, Texas 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sparks in the Park Hughes Springs, Texas 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sparks Fly in July - Hope Municipal Airport 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

 LifeShare Blood Center at 4020 Summerhill Road

8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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