This Tuesday, August 20th, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, 819 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, Texas will be hosting a Blood Drive from 11am-1pm
Every two seconds, someone somewhere needs blood. One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person may be you, your loved one, friend or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood.
The blood that helps patients comes only from caring people who volunteer to help others by donating their life-saving blood.
In the short time it took to read the above paragraph, 11 people needed blood.
Anyone at least 16 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and is in good health can donate blood with a permission form signed by a parent or guardian.
Some people may be temporarily or permanently prevented from donating blood due to certain health conditions. If you have a question about your eligibility to donate blood, contact your local LifeShare office.
Your voluntary blood donation helps meet the needs of patients in local medical facilities.
When you register, LifeShare staff will recommend a donation procedure that is best suited to your blood type and current patient needs.