Blood Drive Set for Next Week in Lufkin

While summer means an increase in customers for many businesses, it often means a downswing in blood donations.

Many blood donors are high school students, so there is always a critical need for blood during the months of June, July and August. If you'd like to give the gift of life, there's a blood drive next Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Memorial hospital.

Remember, blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health.

Also next Tuesday, the Blood Center of East Texas will be in its new home on South Franklin Street, right behind the Henderson Kidney and Dialysis Center.