On Thursday, July 9, there will be a blood drive hosted by LifeShare Blood Centers. Make an appointment or just walk-in between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and not only will you be helping someone in need of blood, you will also be helping out a local dog rescue!

The LifeShare Blood Centers blood mobile will be set up in front of Walmart on Arkansas Boulevard in Texarkana. You can schedule a time slot to donate by contacting the center at 903-794-3173 or visit them online. For each person who donates blood during this event, the sponsor, Millwood Lake Guide Service, will make a monetary donation to a local dog rescue selected for this event.

Summertime is a tough for the blood bank. People are on vacation and their normal routines are interrupted, which means the blood supply at LifeShare Blood Center in Texarkana gets dangerously low. To beef up the interest for donations, the blood center teams up with sponsors to help out a local charity during the blood drives.