LifeShare is asking blood donors to go to its Shreveport, Bossier City, Ruston or Monroe centers before noon today to ensure enough blood donations are on-hand before the wintry precipitation is expected to hit the area.

"Several blood drives have had to cancel today and our Texarkana, Texas, center has already closed due to weather," said LifeShare spokeswoman Tina Hooper in a news release. "On average, patients use more than 100 units of blood in our area daily. Knowing the dangerous roadways will prohibit many donation opportunities tomorrow, we are reminding the community to give now so that no one goes without blood if they need it this week."

The following centers are expected to be open until at least noon today:

Shreveport
8910 Linwood Avenue
318-673-1471
800-256-5433

Bossier City
1523 Doctors Drive
318-742-4636

Monroe
2909 Kilpatrick Boulevard
318-322-4445
800-256-4445

Ruston
107 North Service Road East
318-254-1167