Blood donors urged to give gift of life this holiday season

LifeServe Blood Center is urging eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give the ultimate gift this holiday season: the gift of life. Blood cannot be manufactured in a lab and there is no substitute for it. In order to ensure blood will be available for local hospital patients in their critical time of need depends on generous donors to make that lifesaving gift.

The standard blood donation process only takes an hour start to finish, with the actual blood collection procedure only lasting about ten minutes. One donation can save the lives of up to three local hospital patients. Be a holiday hero, schedule an appointment at an upcoming blood drive in the local community.

The Waukon Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, December 10 from 12-5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 614 Rossville Road. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-287-4903.

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in local 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. Donations with LifeServe could help save a neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street.

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