WAYNE – The sole provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals located across the tri-state area will be hosting several community blood drives in northeast Nebraska throughout the rest of the month.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, it’s important that eligible community members continue to give blood regularly to ensure the health of the community. If a hospital patient requires a transfusion, that blood must come from a healthy volunteer donor.
An upcoming blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 from 1 until 5:15 p.m. at the Allen Fire Hall (2nd & Harrison) along with a handful next week in Hartington, Pender, Wayne and Fordyce.
The Hartington Community Blood Drive will be on Monday, July 20 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall (206 East Main Street); Pender Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Pender Fire Hall (314 Maple Street); Wayne Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 22 from noon until 5:30 p.m. at the Wayne Elementary school (312 Douglas Street) and Fordyce Community Blood Drive on Saturday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Fordyce Fire Hall (209 West 2nd Street).
To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures. Appointments are required and 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 as donors who do not have masks will be provided with one.
Again, appointments are required. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 1-800-287-4903.
LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community-based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in the region since 1963. 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. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend, family member or a stranger on the street.