World Blood Drive Day is Saturday, June 20, at Central Mall from noon until 6 p.m. LifeShare Blood Centers encourages everyone to come out and donate the gift of life and get a photo with Diamond Garrison of 501st Legion Star Wars.World Blood Drive Day was organized by Star Wars fans to help blood centers promote voluntary unpaid blood donations, and to inspire children to become blood donors when they are old enough. All blood types are needed. With summer travels and hectic schedules, blood donations are down but usage remains the same because 1,400 units a month, sometimes more, are needed in the Texarkana and surrounding area.

Blood Donation Requirements

A photo I.D. is required to donate and you must be a person 16 years of age or older in good health who meets height, weight and donation eligibility requirements. Sixteen-year-olds must present signed permission from a parent or guardian at each blood donation. Make sure you eat a good meal with plenty of fluids before you donate.

To learn more about the global event, go to World Blood Drive.