Blood drive once again successful during COVID-19; New donors always welcome

The LifeServe Blood Center reported another very successful blood drive held in Waukon Thursday, May 7, even surpassing the April results which were also very good. A total of 45 units were collected, surpassing last month by nearly 10 units.  Eleven new donors joined the donor list. These 45 units of collected blood will save 135 lives.

The local blood drives will continue to be held during COVID-19 since the need for blood does not stop.  LifeServe team members only report to work if they are healthy and only healthy donors are eligible to give blood. Blood drives are essential medical services and not considered mass gatherings. The number of donors is limited to ensure donor separation and staff has strict cleaning and disinfection schedules. Other measures are also in place to ensure the safety of the blood supply so these lifesaving donations can continue during COVID-19.

The LifeServe Blood Center is always welcoming new blood donors to donate.  Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives.  Blood donors have a unique opportunity to contribute to their community by making a life-saving blood donation.  Everyone who registers to donate blood goes through four simple steps during the donation process: registration, donor history and mini-physical, blood donation and snacks.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate blood at the next Waukon blood drive Monday, June 1, from Noon to 5 p.m., call 800-287-4903.  Appointments are required.

The LifeServe Blood Center appreciates everyone’s continued support and dedication to saving lives.

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