DES MOINES, Iowa – LifeServe Blood Center would like to encourage people who have never donated blood to give it a try! Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health. Blood donors are encouraged to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water prior to making a blood donation and a pre-printed form of identification is required to register to donate blood. More volunteer blood donors are needed to fill in for regular donors who may not always be able to give blood. Give blood donation a try and maybe you’ll form a life-long, life-saving habit!
Please plan to donate blood at the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 19 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM or on Wednesday, February 20 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The drive will be held on the LifeServe Mobile Bus, registration will be in the Activity Center at NIACC at 500 College Drive and is sponsored by NIACC Student Senate.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please contact Lisa Jahnel at (641) 422-4419. You can also schedule your appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.
The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April, 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. As one of the 15th largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 90 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to 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.
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