Community Blood Drives To Be Hosted By Randolph, Laurel, Wayne

WAYNE – A trio of community blood drive events are available throughout the remainder of the month.

According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, blood officials are asking community members to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming area blood drive.

Communities of Randolph, Laurel and Wayne will host these blood drives over the next week.

It’s important that eligible community members continue to give blood regularly to ensure the health of the community as there is no substitute for human blood. To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures.

Appointments are now required as donors who do not have an appointment will not be able to give blood, blood donors should pre-screen themselves for fever prior to appointments, only donors with temperatures under 99.5 will be allowed to donate, blood donors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their appointment and donors who do not have masks will be provided with one.

Randolph Community Blood Drive: Tuesday, August 18 from 1 – 6 p.m. at the Randolph City Auditorium (119 North Main Street).

Laurel Community Blood Drive: Friday, August 21 from 2:15 – 6 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church (401 Wakefield).

Wayne Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, August 26 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Wayne Fire Hall (510 Tomar Drive).

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community-based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in their regions since 1963. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center is the SOLE provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 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. A donation with LifeServe will help save a neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street.