LifeShare Texarkana is partnering with several local businesses this month for a blood drives to help fill the bank.

Donate blood during these events:

  • 12/22 Dierks Community Center, Dierks, Ark., 1:30PM-6:30PM
  • 12/23 Genesis Primecare, Texarkana, Texas, 9AM-12PM
  • 12/23 Walmart, Magnolia, Ark., 2PM-7PM
  • 12/24 LifeShare Blood Center, Texarkana, Texas, 8AM-1PM
  • 12/26 Walgreens, Hope, Ark., 3PM-6PM
  • 12/27 Artex Truck Center, Texarkana, Texas, 1:30PM-5PM
  • 12/27 Cooper Tire Service Company, Texarkana, Ark., 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • 12/28 Smith Blair, Texarkana, Ark. 9AM-1PM
  • 12/28 Tyson Rendering Plant, Texarkana, Ark., 3PM-6PM
  • 12/28 Tyson Foods, Hope, Ark., 1PM-6PM
  • 12/29 Tyson Foods, Nashville, Ark., 2PM-8PM
  • 12/29 HealthCare Express, Texarkana, Texas, 12PM-4PM
  • 12/30 Walmart, Mount Pleasant, Texas, 3:30PM-7:30PM
  • 12/30 Bowie County Correctional Facility, Texarkana, Texas, 10:30AM-2PM

Blood donors will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to watch the Super Bowl in Houston, includes three nights hotel accommodations.

Did you know:

  • Approximately one in seven people entering a hospital will need blood.
  • One blood donation, which is usually about one pint of blood, can save up to three lives.
  • Every donation has the potential to save someone’s life.
  • It is good for you to donate blood.  Think of it like changing the oil in your car, its always good to get some of the old blood out that might have too much iron and other minerals in it that can build up and cause health issues.
  • After blood donation, testing and processing takes a minimum of 24 hours before the blood is available for patient use.
  • Donations of all blood types are needed for constant replenishing.

You can schedule an appointment to donate at the center by calling 903-794-3173. Walk-ins are also welcome at LifeShare Blood Center at 1321 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, it is a nonprofit community service provider governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.  LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB.

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