Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 28, 2014

Help boost the blood supply


The Daily Iowegian

---- — The next Centerville Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 12-6 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle Church at 914 N. Park St. in Centerville.

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

Every two seconds, someone, somewhere needs blood; and while 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate, less than 10 percent of the eligible population actually donate.

Your help is needed to help boost the blood supply during the winter months. Traditionally during this time of year, donations tend to decrease due to poor weather conditions and the cold and flu season. Your donation will make a difference this season and help save the lives of up to three different hospital patients in our community.

Plus, during the month of February you can donate coloring books for children at participating local hospitals by donating your points back at the LifeServe Online Store. Visit lifeservebloodcenter.org for all the details on how to give back and join LifeServe at an upcoming blood drive(s) to give your life-saving gift.

The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April, 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 100 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. 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.