The local blood supply is at the minimum level considered to be stable, which raises a concern going into the Independence Day holiday week. Additional donations are needed from all blood types, particularly A negative and O negative.
Come Friday evening, most people in the Ark-La-Tex will be doing one thing. That includes Shreveport Police Officer Marcus Hines. "I'll be spending the 4th of July with my family and I'll be igniting fireworks myself.