WAYNE – Several northeast Nebraska communities will be hosting blood drives in late July.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, officials are asking community members to give blood to help patients in local hospitals this summer.
Travel, outdoor fun, boating and other summer activities can all lead to an increase in traumas in local emergency rooms. Many of these patients will require blood transfusions as part of their treatment or recovery. To ensure blood is available for this increased need, make sure to give blood at an upcoming blood drive in your community.
Communities hosting blood drives include Allen on Monday, July 19; Pender on Tuesday, July 20; Wayne on Wednesday, July 21 and Fordyce on Saturday, July 31.
Schedule a blood donation appointment (required) online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
Monday, July 19: Allen Community Blood Drive from the Legion Hall (104 2nd Street) between 2 – 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20: Pender Community Blood Drive from the Pender Fire Hall (314 Maple Street) between 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21: Wayne Community Blood Drive from the Wayne Fire Hall (510 Tomar Drive) between noon and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 31: Fordyce Community Blood Drive from the Fordyce Fire Hall (209 West 2nd Street) between 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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.