LifeShare Blood Centers has put out an urgent call for donors of O-negative and B-negative blood.  

LifeShare says supplies of both blood types have dropped sharply this week and donors are urgently needed to avoid a critical supply situation.  All blood donors are needed, regardless of blood type, but LifeShare says these two blood types are in very short supply.

O-negative is the universal blood type which means that anybody in need of a transfusion, regardless of their blood type, can accept O-negative blood.

To meet the need, LifeShare Blood Centers in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Texarkana have extended their operating hours and a number of blood drives are scheduled over the next several days.  Here's a complete listing of operating hours and blood drive locations as provided by LifeShare:

LifeShare Blood Centers locations:
8910 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA  71106
8:00am-5:30pm M, W, F
8:00am-7:00pm Tu, Th
8:00am-3:00pm Saturday
Bossier City
1523 Doctors Drive
Bossier City, LA  71111
8:00am-4:00pm M, W, F
11:00am-7:00pm Tu, Th
1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX  75503
8:00am-4:00pm M, W, F
10:00am-5:30pm Tu, Th
8:00am-1:00pm Saturday
Upcoming Mobile Drives
Wednesday, January 8
Walmart – Westport
6235 Westport Ave, Shreveport
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cypress Baptist Church
4701 Palmetto Rd, Benton
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 9                                            
Calvary Baptist Academy
9733 Linwood Ave, Shreveport
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
University Health
1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Career Technical College - Shreveport
1227 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday, January 10                                             
Citizens National Bank - Bossier
2711 E. Texas St
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, January 11                                                   
A Brighter Smile Dental Care
385 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walmart - Westport
6235 Westport Ave, Shreveport
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Old Navy
6640 Youree Dr., Shreveport
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, January 12                                                     
Airline Baptist Church
4007 Airline Dr., Bossier City
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2565 N. Airline Dr., Bossier City
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Walmart – Westport
6235 Westport Ave., Shreveport
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
To locate additional mobile blood drives, centers or center hours go to  or call your local center.