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Local Blood Drives Jan. 4-5

By Staff | Dec 27, 2016

DES MOINES – When Christmas ends, don’t let your generosity end, too! Blood donors are needed year-round, not just during the holiday season.

Over the holidays, 90% of the American population experience the need for blood at some point in their lifetime. Because only 10% of the population is eligible to donate blood, regular donors are needed constantly.

A regular blood donor can give their lifesaving gift every 56 days. It’s not too late to start giving and during the holidays, what better gift to give than the gift of life! You can save lives at a community blood drive near you.

A pair of Community Blood drives are planned in Palo Alto County next week.

In Emmetsburg, the Community Blood Drive is set for Wednesday, January 4, from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM at the VFW Hall, 3205 Main Street.

The following day, a blood drive in West Bend will be conducted at West Bend-Mallard High School on Thursday, January 5, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the High School, 300 3rd Avenue SW.

Donors may schedule an appointment at either of these community blood drive by going to the Lifeline website, www.lifeservebloodcenter.org, or by calling l 800.287.4903.

LifeServe Blood Center was established in April, 2010 when The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 100 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.