DES MOINES -- Blood donors make a big impact in the lives of local hospital patients. Just one unit of donated blood can help up to three different people and will have a lasting effect on the patients who receive the blood. You can be a contributor in your community this summer by taking the time to make a life-saving blood donation.
Blood donors who make a donation between now and September 10, 2011 have the exclusive opportunity to redeem a special "What Color Do You Bleed" t-shirt in a variety of team colors. The limited-edition t-shirts are featured for 100 points at LifeServe Blood Center's Online Store Please plan to donate at an upcoming blood drive:
* Cherokee Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, July 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center, 530 W. Bluff.
* Aurelia Community Blood Drive, Thursday, July 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aurelia Community Center, 235 Main Street.
Sign up to save a life today. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.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. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.