Local Blood Drive Information Posted For Early, Mid-March

WAYNE – Plan on joining a handful of northeast Nebraska community blood drives in March.

According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, there is a need to boost the blood supply.

The communities of Hartington, Wakefield, Allen and Pender will be hosting upcoming blood drives between March 8 – 16.

Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.

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.

Monday, March 8: Hartington Community Blood Drive will take place from the VFW Hall (206 East Main Street) between 12:30 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10: Wakefield Community Blood Drive will take place from Christian Church of Wakefield (303 Johnson Street) between 2 – 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 11: Allen Community Blood Drive will take place from the Allen Fire Hall (104 2nd Street) from 1:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16: Pender High School and Community Blood Drive will take place from Pender High School (609 Whitney Street) from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street.