With severe weather planning to impact the region this weekend, LifeShare Blood Center is asking for blood donors to give blood ahead of the storm.

Be sure to stop by any of these blood drives this weekend.

Friday, July 12 10:30 am – 3:00 pm - Albertson’s Wake Village, 4415 W. 7th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501

Friday, July 12  2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Walmart, 4000 New Boston Road, Texarkana, TX 75501

Saturday, July 13  2:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Walmart, 1701 E End Blvd., Marshall, TX 75670

Saturday, July 13  2:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Central Mall, 2400 Richmond Road, Texarkana, TX 75503 (set up inside)

“Historically, LifeShare donors have turned out to help after major events like September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters,” said LifeShare Regional Director Elizabeth Cunningham in a press release. “But it’s the blood on the shelves before the rain begins to fall that helps save lives during and after the storm.”

Blood donated with LifeShare goes through extensive testing to make sure it’s safe to transfuse. This process takes about 48 hours. Donors who want to help need to donate as soon as possible to ensure the blood is ready in time.

LifeShare has many mobile drives planned for the week that could be canceled because of the weather which means donating early is even more important. The most up-to-date drive information can always be found at LifeShare.org.

Donors in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas can give at the Texarkana Donor Center.

Friday, July 12, 8PM-3PM and Saturday, July 13, 8PM-1PM

Donors with questions can call 903-794-3173 or go to LifeShare.org