WAYNE – Several northeast Nebraska communities and high schools will be hosting upcoming blood drives in the month of October as COVID-19 precautions continue to be put in place.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, the group is asking community members to book an appointment to give blood.
Blood drives will be hosted by Coleridge and Hartington on Monday, October 19; Laurel, Wayne and Ponca on Wednesday, October 21 and Randolph on Wednesday, October 28.
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 those who do not have masks will be provided with one.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
Coleridge Community Blood Drive: Monday, October 19, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Coleridge Community Center (111 S. Main St.)
Hartington Community Blood Drive: Monday, October 19 from 12:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (106 W. Centre St.)
LCC High School and Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, October 21, from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge High School (502 Wakefield)
Wayne Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, October 21 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Wayne Fire Hall (510 Tomar Drive)
Ponca High School and Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, October 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Ponca High School (505 3rd St.)
Randolph High School and Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, October 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Randolph High School (207 N Pierce St.)
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.