Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

November 27, 2012

Help prevent a blood shortage and make a difference in the community

Daily Iowegian

DES MOINES — Be a holiday hero this season and give the gift of life to hospital patients in need – just one unit of blood can help save the lives of up to three different people.  It is especially important to donate blood during this time of year, as poor weather conditions and busy schedules can often lead to a decrease in the number of blood donations which could lead to a shortage in the blood supply.

Help prevent a blood shortage this holiday season and make a difference in your community.  Plan to give your lifesaving gift at the following blood drive:

Centerville Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, Dec.  4 from 12-5 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle Church, 914 N. Park St.

Sign up to save a life today.  Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call (800) 287-4903.

The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April, 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center.  As one of the 15th largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 90 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.  LifeServe is committed to providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients.  Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.  For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call (800) 287-4903 or visit