LifeServe Blood Center appreciates donor dedication

The LifeServe Blood Center reported yet another very successful blood drive held in Waukon Thursday, September 3. Each and every blood drive held in Waukon since the start of COVID-19 has successfully recruited many first-time donors who are all encouraged to continue giving blood regularly. The LifeServe Blood Center continues to be amazed with this turnout. A total of 33 units were collected and five new donors joined the donor list.  These 33 units of collected blood will save 99 lives.

The local blood drives will continue 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.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood at the next Waukon blood drive scheduled for Monday, October 5, from Noon to 5 p.m., call 800-287-4903. Appointments are required.

The LifeServe Blood Center expresses its appreciation to everyone for their continued support and dedication to saving lives.

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