Six Area Community Blood Drives Scheduled For September

WAYNE – Another round of community blood drives are scheduled for the month of September.

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

It’s important that eligible blood donors continue to donate regularly to ensure the health of the community as there is no substitute for human blood.

Northeast Nebraska communities of Wakefield, Allen, Pender, Fordyce, Hartington and Wayne will be hosting September blood drives.

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.

 

Wakefield Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, September 9 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Christian Church of Wakefield (303 Johnson Street).

Allen Community Blood Drive: Thursday, September 10 from 3 – 6 p.m. at Allen Fire Hall (2nd & Harrison).

Pender High School and Community Blood Drive: Tuesday, September 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Pender Community Center (614 Main Street, Suite 1).

Fordyce Community Blood Drive: Saturday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Fordyce Fire Hall (209 West 2nd Street).

Hartington Community Blood Drive: Monday, September 21 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall (206 East Main Street).

Wayne Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, September 23 from noon until 5:30 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.

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