WAYNE – With school back in session and the holidays past, there are several area blood drives upcoming later this month.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, donors who roll up their sleeves to make a lifesaving gift with LifeServe can give someone one more year.
One blood donation can save up to three local hospital patients. It’s not just trauma victims who need blood; premature babies, cancer patients, transplant recipients and new mothers can all use blood as part of lifesaving treatment.
An upcoming blood drive hosted this week will be in Pender while later this month into early February Hartington, Allen, Wayne, Bancroft and Fordyce will host blood drives.
Tuesday, January 14: Pender Community Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Pender Community Hospital (100 Hospital Dr.).
Monday, January 20: Hartington Community Blood Drive from 12: 30 – 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall (206 E. Main Street).
Wednesday, January 22: Allen Consolidated Schools and Community Blood Drive from 2 – 6 p.m. at Allen Consolidated Schools (125 E. 5th Street).
Wednesday, January 22: Wayne Community Blood Drive from noon until 5:30 p.m. at the Wayne Fire Department (510 Tomar Drive).
Wednesday, January 29: Bancroft Community Blood Drive from 3 – 7 p.m. at Bancroft Community (401 Main Street).
Saturday, February 1: Fordyce Community Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Fordyce Fire Hall (209 W. 2nd Street).
Make a resolution to give one more blood donation than 2019. Schedule an appointment to donate at an upcoming blood drive in your area by visiting lifeservebloodcenter.org or calling 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. 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.