Celebrate Blood Donor Awareness Month

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
Celebrate Blood Donor Awareness Month

This January, LifeServe Blood Center invites communities to celebrate National Blood Donor Month by giving a lifesaving blood donation.

National Blood Donor Awareness Month was named a Presidential Proclamation by President Richard Nixon in 1969. This year, LifeServe Blood Center will continue the tradition and celebrate those donors who have made the commitment to help save lives in their community and welcome new first time donors who wish to make an impact at a local level.

Blood Donor Awareness Month creates awareness about the importance of the volunteer blood donor program and the impact blood donors can have in their communities. Join us at an upcoming blood drive and give a lifesaving gift to a child or adult in their critical time of need. Donors who give blood in January will receive a “Proud Blood Donor” window cling at the time of their donation.

*Nevada Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Nevada Gates Hall, 825 15th Street.

*Story City/Roland Community Blood Drive, Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Story City Community Center, 503 Elm Street.

Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.

LifeServe Blood Center was established in April, 2010 when The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank. As one of the 15 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. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.