WAYNE – A handful of community blood drives have been set for late December.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, community members are being asked to book an appointment to give blood at an upcoming area blood drive.
Blood drives will be held in Randolph, Coleridge, Hartington and Wayne.
Besides COVID-19, this time of year brings seasonal challenges in meeting hospital partners’ blood needs. Flu season, winter weather and holiday preparations often keep donors away from their appointments.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
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 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 as only donors with temperatures under 99.5 will be allowed to donate and 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.
Randolph Community Blood Drive: Thursday, December 17 from 1 – 6 p.m. at the Randolph City Auditorium (119 North Main Street)
Coleridge Community Blood Drive: Monday, December 21 from 2 – 4:45 p.m. at the Coleridge Community Center (111 South Main Street)
Hartington Community Blood Drive: Monday, December 21 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (106 West Centre Street).
Logan Miller & Brooklyn Kruse Scholarship Blood Drive: Wednesday, December 23 from 12:30 – 6 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 the region 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. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street.