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You can give the gift of life and be the recipient of a free meal.Whataburger is thanking blood donors at participating LifeShare Blood Centers locations every Wednesday through 2015. On “Whataburger Wednesday,” blood donors will receive a coupon for a free Whataburger. In addition to the coupon, each month there will be a limited supply of a special Whataburger items for the donors. Kicking off September, today donors will be offered Whataburger sunglasses.

“We’re thrilled to have businesses in the community, like Whataburger, recognize blood donors. These donors are not only giving up valuable time, but they are giving something that can’t be manufactured; they are giving blood to help someone they’ve never even met,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

Blood donations are typically lower this time of year, so the need can be critical at times.

For more information about blood donation call 903-794-3173. LifeShare Blood Centers Whataburger Wednesday location: 1321 College Drive, Texarkana.