DES MOINES (SPECIAL) -W hile the hospital need for blood remains fairly consistent throughout the year, the number of blood donors making donations is not always constant. During the last few weeks, the local blood supply has seen a drop in the number of donations, which has led to a short supply of certain blood types. Blood donors are needed now to help prevent a critical blood shortage.
The popular What Color Do You Bleed promotion is coming to an end on Oct. 2. Please plan to donate blood at the following blood drive location(s) so you can redeem a t-shirt in your favorite team colors for just 100 Online Store points.
The next Tama and Toledo Communities Blood Drive is set for Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 2-6 p.m. at the Tama Civic Center, 305 Siegel.
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Schedule your next blood donation online at www.bloodcenterofiowa.org or call 800.287.4903.
The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April, 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. As one of the 15th largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 90 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
LifeServe is committed to providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health.