The Texoma Regional Blood Center will hold a Community Blood Drive hosted by Heart to Heart Hospice on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 600 E. Taylor Street in Sherman. The bloodmobile will be set up in the parking lot.


Heart to Heart Hospice will be grilling free hot dogs during the event. Also, participants will have the chance to visit with Joan Gordon, Volunteer Coordinator, about volunteer opportunities with Heart to Heart Hospice.


“We are honored to partner with the Texoma Regional Blood Center for this blood drive, and we invite the community to come out to donate blood,” Robert Watson, executive director of Heart to Heart Hospice, said. “We recognize their continued need to replenish their supplies and want to assist them. As a longtime member of this community, this gives us the perfect opportunity to help the blood center and give back to our community.”


Watson added, in a written statement, that the employees and staff members of Heart to Heart Hospice reside in the tri-county area and are invested in, and enjoy serving, their home communities.


Established in 1975, the Texoma Regional Blood Center represents the concerted efforts of local physicians, community leaders and concerned individuals to develop an efficient blood delivery program for this area. Prior to its establishment, the primary source of blood was the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


Serving patients in Grayson, Fannin and Cooke counties, the Texoma Regional Blood Center provides blood, blood components and special services to Texoma Medical Center, Texoma Medical Center – Bonham, Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott and White Surgical Hospital, and Muenster Memorial Hospital. Blood center officials have said one blood donation has the potential to save three lives.


For additional information about the blood drive or hospice volunteerism, contact Joan Gordon, volunteer coordinator, at 903- 892-6406.