THURSTON/RANDOLPH – Community members in two northeast Nebraska towns are being asked to attend an upcoming blood drive, especially those who have never donated blood.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, everyone is needing to step up and boost the local blood supply.
Blood cannot be manufactured in a lab and there is no substitute for it. In order to ensure blood will be available for local hospital patients in their critical time of need, LifeServe is relying on new donors to roll up their sleeves.
The standard blood donation process only takes an hour start to finish, with the actual blood collection procedure only lasting about ten minutes. One donation can save the lives of up to three local hospital patients.
Late October blood drives include the Thurston Manufacturing and Community Blood Drive on Monday, October 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Thurston Manufacturing (1708 H. Ave.). The Randolph High School and Community Blood Drive will also be held on Wednesday, October 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Randolph High School (207 N Pierce Street).
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org 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 our 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. Donations with LifeServe will help save a neighbor, a friend or family member or even a stranger on the street.