There is a critical need for all blood types. The flu and weather have hit Texarkana causing a huge dip in donations so please go by the LifeShare Blood Center on College Drive today and give blood.

LifeShare Blood Centers of Texarkana is located at 1321 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas. For more information call 903-794-3173 or 800-264-5456.

Hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There are two blood drives in the area today, January 15: Blood drives today at the Dekalb Texas High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at Morris Elementary from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

When you donate blood to the Texarkana LifeShare Blood Center during the month of January you will receive a free pass to Legend's Gym or Anytime Fitness. To schedule a donation visit Lifeshare.org.