By Christian von Preysing This whole afternoon the KGNS parking lot has been open to volunteers who want to stop in to make a donation. The donations are being taken by the south texas blood and tissue center. They are based in San Antonio -- and part of the local effort to support Laredo hospitals including trauma centers and other necessary operations. Their organizer told me today that for every person that contributes a pint, that will go on to save three lives through the use of its different components. Their goal today was 63 donations. Staff reached about half of that. Organizers say their next donation will be Friday at Sames Motor Co. from 1 to 5 p.m. And if you can't make that one you can check the center's website for future blood drives at www.southtexasblood.org.