Have you ever wondered why it is so important to donate blood? Did you realize that every two seconds, someone somewhere needs blood? In the summer months, more people are outside and more accidents take place. Plus, donations drop off because most people are taking vacations. That's why it's so important to make a donation and there are plenty of blood drives in the area to make it easy to work into your schedule. 

LifeShare Blood Center has the following community drives in August:

August 1

-9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Red River Federal Credit Union, 1910 North East Loop 286, Paris, Texas.

-1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at RK Hall Construction, 5020 SE Loop 286, Paris, Texas.

-1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bank of Delight, 503 E Antioch Street, Delight, AR.

August 2

-11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Century 21 All Points Realty, 3209 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas.

-2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmart, 4000 New Boston Road, Texarkana, Texas.

-7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Texarkana Arkansas Fire & Police Department, 416 East Third Street, Texarkana, AR.

August 3

-11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Magnolia Regional Medical Center, 101 Hospital Drive, Magnolia, AR.

-2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmart, 926 East Collin Raye Drive, De Queen, AR.

August 4

-12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Pine Tree Festival, 102 West 2nd Street, Dierks, AR.

-8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Saint Paul Baptist Church, 2921 Norris Cooley Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

August 6

-1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Superior Realty, 506 West Main, Atlanta, Texas.

August 7

-10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at In Honor of Mike Smith, 3716 Summerhill Road, Suite 200, Texarkana, Texas.

-10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Morrison Supply Company, 4924 West 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas.

-1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Humco, 7400 Alumax Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

August 8

-10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red River Federal Credit Union, 4405 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas.

-10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, 819 Stateline Avenue, Texarkana, Texas.

-2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Temple Memorial Rehabilitation, 1315 Walnut Street, Texarkana, Texas.

August 9

-2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Center Point Community, 330 Harding Road, Nashville, AR.

-9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Red River Credit Union, 308 East Hoskins, New Boston, Texas.

-1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bowie County Courthouse, 710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston, Texas.

August 10

-3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hope Watermelon Festival, 800 South Mockingbird Lane, Hope, AR.

-2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Walmart, 800 James Bowie Drive, New Boston, Texas.

August 11

-1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hope Watermelon Festival, 800 South Mockingbird Lane, Hope, AR.

-10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cub Scout Troop 47, Price Hardware, Atlanta, Texas.

August 12

-4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westside Church of Christ, 524 Sowell Lane, Texarkana, Texas.

August 13

-11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Abernathy, 3800 Abernathy Drive, Texarkana, AR.

-7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Arconic Mill Products, 300 Alumax Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

-11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AG Power, 4015 East 9th Street, Texarkana, AR.

August 14

-1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Red River Federal Credit Union, 1501 West Main, Clarksville, Texas.

-8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Windstream Communications, 1405 E. New Boston Road, Nash, Texas.

-9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First National Bank-Tom Bean, 2203 Main Street, Clarksville, Texas.

August 15

-2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Tyson Foods, 100 East Cassidy Street, Nashville, AR.

August 16

-10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gregg Orr Extreme, 4411 N Stateline Avenue, Texarkana, Texas.

-1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Gregg Orr Classic Auto Park, 3921 Mall Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ServPro, 830 Redwater Road, Texarkana, Texas.

August 17

-8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fouke High School, 403 Panther Drive, Fouke, AR.

August 18

-11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Days Festival, 1712 CR 4003, New Boston, Texas.

-11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Freedom Center, 2800 W. 15th Street, Texarkana, Texas.

August 20

-8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Umpire High School, 142 School Drive, Umpire, AR.

-8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mineral Springs High School, 211 Collin Street, Mineral Springs, AR.

-8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bloomburg High School, 307 West Cypress, Bloomburg, Texas.

August 21

-7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Arconic Mill Products, 300 Alumax Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

-11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Texarkana Resources, 3015 E 19th Street, Texarkana, AR.

-8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Spring Hill High School, 633 Highway 355 West, Hope, AR.

August 22

-8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Prescott High School, 736 Martin Street, Prescott, AR.

August 23

-2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Linden Community, 401 Bronco Lane, Linden, Texas.

-8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Genoa High School, 12472 State Highway 196, Genoa, AR.

August 24

-8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lafayette County High School, 1209 Alexander, Stamps, AR.

-1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Walmart, 2311 South Jefferson, Mount Pleasant, Texas.

August 25

-9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hempstead County Health Expo, 2500 South Main Street, Hope, AR.

August 26

-12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Walmart, 3520 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas.

August 27

-11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southern Arkansas University, 100 East University, Magnolia, AR.

-12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Texarkana College, 2500 North Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas.

August 28

-8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Nashville High School, 1301 Mount Pleasant Drive, Nashville, AR.

August 30

-9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McLeod High School, 19395 FM 125, McLeod, Texas.

August 31

-2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Walmart, 201 Highway 59 South, Atlanta, Texas.

-1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Anytime Fitness, 2229 Trinity Boulevard, Texarkana, AR.

LifeShare Blood Center is located at 1321 College Drive in Texarkana, Texas. The center is open from 8a.m. to 4p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10a.m. to 5:30p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8a.m. to1 p.m. Saturday. To sign up to donate or for more information call 903-794-3173.