Hurricane Harvey Heightens Need For Local Blood Donors
All the predictions from the National Hurricane Center indicating that Hurricane Harvey will impact a large area that LifeShare Blood Center serves at the Texas-Louisiana coast and surrounding areas. In order to ensure blood is available for all hospitals and patients that LifeShare serves in the southeast Texas and south Louisiana area, they are asking eligible donors in all locations to make a blood donation prior to the weather impact.
According to a press release, currently, LifeShare reports a two-and-a-half day blood supply which could reach a critical level if donations come to a halt in some areas due to weather issues.
LifeShare provides donated blood products to the majority of hospitals in the Louisiana area as well as the Beaumont, Texas and Texarkana, Texas area. Donors giving with any LifeShare blood drive or center will be supporting the blood supply for the entire area, including their own community.
You can also stop by the Texarkana location at 1321 College Drive in
Texarkana, TX. Or call them at (903)794-3173.
Stop by one of these Blood Drives in the next few days:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
- Walmart from 11:30AM-4PM at 1701 SE End Blvd, Marshall, TX
Sunday, August 27, 2017
- Westside Church of Christ from 4PM-8PM. 524 Sowell Lane Texarkana, Texas. On the Lifeshare Bus.
Monday, August 28, 2017
- Liberty Eylau High School from 8AM-3PM. 2905 Leopard Drive Texarkana, Texas. In the Radar Dome.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
- Walmart- From 12PM.-4PM. Texarkana 4000 New Boston Road Texarkana, Tx . on the LifeShare Bus.
For more information go to lifeshare.org or call (318) 222-7770.