Great Blood Drive in April; Now taking appointments for May Blood Drive

The LifeServe Blood Center reported a great number of donors at the April blood drive with 45 total units collected. In addition, there were five first-time donors who attended.

The local blood drives continue to be held during COVID-19 since the need for blood does not stop. Life Serve 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 next blood drive will be held Thursday, May 6 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. 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 May 6 Waukon blood drive, 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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