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September 23, 2013

Make a difference in your community: donate blood

Did you know cancer patients are the number one recipient of blood products? Eligible, volunteer blood donors are needed every day to help ensure cancer patients, newborn babies, trauma patients and patients undergoing various surgeries receive the life-saving blood products they need. Blood donors make a difference, and in just one hour can help save the lives of up to three hospital patients in our community.

Plan to give your life-saving gift at the next Centerville Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 12-6 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle Church, 914 N. Park St. in Centerville.

Schedule a blood donation appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org 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 100 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.

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 www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

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