LifeShare Blood Centers to assist Harvest Food Bank in Texarkana | Business
LifeShare Blood Centers has decided to make blood donors' life-saving good deeds go a little further: For every blood donation LifeShare Blood Centers collects on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, it will donate a food item to the Harvest Food Bank in Texarkana, Ark.
The deal pertains not just to Texarkana but also for the 70 parishes and counties with 3.7 million people that LifeShare serves.
The commitment comes after LifeShare Blood Centers officials heard that the Harvest Food was concerned about their supply lasting through the holidays.
"It is hard to keep blood donations consistent during the winter months, just like it is hard for the food bank to keep supply on the shelves. We know that blood donors care about their community, that's why they come give blood. Because LifeShare will donate a food item on behalf of the blood donor, their commitment to the community makes an even bigger difference this holiday season," said Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.
The blood supply level often falls during the winter months, presumably because of additional holiday activities and seasonal illnesses. Yet, maintaining a voluntarily donated blood supply is vital for many necessary and life-saving medical procedures.
Local LifeShare Blood Center locations are:
8910 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71106
Bossier City, La.
1523 Doctors Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
1321 College Drive
Texarkana, TX 75503
Visit www.lifeshare.org or call 800-256-4483 for hours and local blood drives.
LifeShare Blood Centers will donate food items to Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank and the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana for blood donations collected here in the Ark-La-Tex.