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Help prevent a blood shortage

Monday, November 19, 2012

DES MOINES - With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to remember those in need, especially hospital patients in need of blood.

During the holidays, the need for blood is constant and often times it becomes difficult for donors to find the time to make a blood donation.

Poor winter weather conditions and busy schedules all lead to a decrease in blood donations and often times causes a shortage in the blood supply. Blood donors can help prevent a blood shortage during the holidays by making an appointment to donate.

Please plan to give your life-saving gift at the next Cherokee Community Blood Drive. The blood drive will take place on Monday, December 24, 2012 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM in the Cherokee Community Center, 530 W. Bluff.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

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.

For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

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