WAYNE – Community members are being asked to show their support for local heroes this week.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, the group is partnering with Iowa C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) to host special blood drives across the area the week of January 4, ending on January 9, being annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This Blue Blood Drive week honors law enforcement officers while providing much needed blood donations to community hospitals.
The Blue Blood Drive will be held at every LifeServe Donor Center and community blood drive taking place the week of January 4-9. Donors who roll up a sleeve to give the gift of life and show their support will receive a voucher for a free t-shirt.
For more information on hours and locations or to book your appointment, visit lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
Iowa Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Iowa C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to provide ongoing support to the law enforcement profession and its survivors. Iowa C.O.P.S. is honored to partner with LifeServe Blood Centers to help replenish Iowa’s blood supply and to bring awareness to the many benefits of blood donation.
Visit the new Iowa C.O.P.S. web page at; https://iowacops.org/ to view their Fallen Heroes where you can also check out the online store or to make a donation.
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.