Blood donors are needed every day to help ensure the right blood product is available for the right patient the moment they need it. Often times, people think blood donations are only needed around the holidays or following major tragedies and natural disasters.

While it is true that blood is needed following major tragedies and natural disasters, it is also true that donated blood is needed every day to meet the needs of local hospital patients. Frequent blood donations help LifeServe Blood Center maintain a stable blood supply and to be prepared when tragedies and disasters do occur.

You can be a contributor in your community and help save lives by donating blood at the following blood drive:

Story City and Roland Communities Blood Drive, Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Story City Community Center, 503 Elm 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 100 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by 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.