LifeShare Blood Centers will hold its Hometown Heroes Blood Drives June 26 through July 3 at 4305 Laurel Street and select mobile blood drives.

The Hometown Heroes Blood Drive honors those who are serving or have served our country through the military. Blood donors have an opportunity to sign a card with a personal message indicating they gave blood in their honor. LifeShare Blood Centers will provide the cards to organizations sending packages to the troops. A Hometown Heroes blood donor t-shirt will be given to the blood donors in appreciation of their generosity to the community.

“Leading up to Independence Day, we want to help recognize all those who give of themselves to make our country great. The community can honor the service men and women by giving blood in their honor, acknowledging the price for freedom we enjoy while giving something back to the community themselves,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

In addition to the blood center location, Hometown Heroes blood drives on June 26 will include Baptist Hospital, 608 Strickland Dr., Orange, from noon to 6:00 pm.

For more information and questions about blood donation go to www.lifeshare.org or call 409-838-5289.

LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, it is a nonprofit community service provider governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.  LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB.