We've teamed up with Carter BloodCare for the annual Call to Arms Blood Drive. We are encouraging East Texans to roll up their sleeves beginning Monday, Jan. 5 and give that pint of blood to help replenish the blood supply for East Texas hospitals. Each pint of blood can help save up to three lives here in East Texas.

Typically, blood supplies are low at this time of the year because of the rush of the holidays, giving blood isn't high on the priority list. But blood can be needed more during this time though because of accidents and other emergency situations. Since there is not a substitute for human blood, volunteer blood donors are extremely important to ensure there is an adequate supply of blood for those that are in East Texas hospitals.

The Call to Arms blood drive kicks off runs through Saturday, Jan. 10 at participating sites throughout East Texas. As a thank you, every donor whogives that pint of blood during the Call To Arms Blood Drive will be qualified to win a $300 Southwest Airlines gift card!

Please stop by one of the following locations to donate the gift of life and qualify to win the gift card for flight!

Monday, Jan. 5

Walmart in Kilgore
Noon to 6 p.m.
1201 Stone Road.

Tractor Supply in Palestine
Noon to 6 p.m.
2200 S. Loop 256

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Brookshire's in Lindale
Noon to 6 p.m.
521 S. Main

Walmart in Athens
Noon to 6 p.m.
1405 E. Tyler St.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Brookshire's in Gladewater
Noon to 6 p.m.
1300 E. Broadway

Thursday, Jan. 8

Walmart in Mineola
1 to 5 p.m.
1220 N. Pacific St.

Walmart in Henderson
Noon to 6 p.m.
2121 Hwy 79 S.

Friday, Jan. 9

Walmart in Longview
Noon to 6 p.m.
2440 Gilmer Rd.

Walmart in Longview
Noon to 6 p.m.
515 E. Loop 281

Saturday, Jan. 10

Brookshire's in Tyler
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
100 Rice Rd.

Tractor Supply in Jacksonville
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1626 S. Jackson St.