December Community Blood Drive Events

WAYNE – A pair of northeast Nebraska blood drives are being scheduled in early-to-mid-December.

According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, the group is seeking eligible blood donors to give blood at upcoming community blood drives this holiday season to prevent a blood shortage.

Each holiday season, schedules fill up with holiday plans and traditions, travel and other end of the year to-do tasks, taking up time that folks may have otherwise spent at a blood donation appointment. Unfortunately, that decrease in donations does not line up with the increased need for blood in local medical centers.

This week, the Ponca Community Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, December 9 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ponca Community Hall located at 119 West 3rd Street. Also, on Friday, December 17, the Laurel Community Blood Drive will be held at United Lutheran Church (305 West 3rd Street) between 2 – 6 p.m.

Make plans to help keep your local hospital’s blood bank stocked by giving blood in your community at an upcoming blood drive as appointments are required.

Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 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 their 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.