WAYNE – Plan on scheduling a blood donation appointment in a northeast Nebraska community this week.
According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, there’ll be a Wayne Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 23. Located at the Wayne Fire Hall (510 Tomar Drive), the event will last from noon until 5:30 p.m.
It’s important that eligible blood donors continue to donate regularly to ensure the health of the community as there is no substitute for human blood.
Northeast Nebraska communities of Wakefield, Allen, Pender, Fordyce and Hartington have hosted these September blood drives.
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.
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. A donation with LifeServe will help save a neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street.