LifeShare Needs Blood Donations Before Winter Weather Hits Area
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:
8910 Linwood Avenue
1523 Doctors Drive
2909 Kilpatrick Boulevard
107 North Service Road East