LifeShare Blood Centers will be conducting the first blood drive of the year at Rainbow of Challenges on Tuesday, May 21.

Donations may be made at the mobile donor coach located at the ROC Administration building on South Main Street from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The only requirement to give blood is the donor must be 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and provide current identification.

The process takes about 30 minutes and a trained technician will insure the donor is comfortable and safe.

LifeShare Blood Centers is a nonprofit organization with centers supplying blood and blood components to community hospitals predominately in the south central United States including Hope and the surrounding area.

The need for blood remains high during this time of year, so make plans to join Rainbow of Challenges to help meet and exceed their goal.

For more information and to schedule a time, please contact Rainbow of Challenges at 870-777-4501.