Hospitals need blood before storm makes landfall

Published 2:36 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2019

BEAUMONT – With severe weather planning to impact the region later this week, LifeShare Blood Center is asking for blood donors to give blood ahead of the storm.

“Historically, LifeShare donors have turned out to help after major events like September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters,” said LifeShare Regional Director Brooke Hulett. “But it’s the blood on the shelves before the rain begins to fall that helps save lives during and after the storm.”

Blood donated with LifeShare goes through extensive testing to make sure it’s safe to transfuse. This process takes about 48 hours. Donors who want to help need to donate as soon as possible to ensure the blood is ready in time.

LifeShare has many mobile drives planned for the week that could be canceled because of the weather. The most up-to-date drive information can always be found at

Our fixed donor centers are planning to stay open as long as it is safe for our staff.

Donors in Southeast Texas can give at the Beaumont Donor Center, 4305 Laurel Street. The center is open:

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:30-5pm

Thursday, July 11th, 8:30-6pm

Friday, July 12, 8:30-3pm

Saturday, July 13th, 7am-Noon

Donors with questions can call 409-838-5289.