Area business working to lend a hand to victims of Wednesday's explosion at West Fertilizer Company in the city of West. They are calling on area residents willing to donate blood to assist the almost 200 victims.

Today, Thursday, April 18, a blood drive will be held in until 7 p.m. in Granbury at VFW Post #7835, located at 3670 West Highway 377.

On Friday, a blood drive will be held 7-11 a.m. at Johns Manville, located at 200 West Industrial Boulevard in Cleburne.

On Saturday, a blood drive will be held noon-4 p.m. at Lowe's, located at 2100 North Main Street in Cleburne.