DES MOINES, Iowa—Generous volunteer blood donors are the foundation of a stable community blood supply. In fact, more than 38,000 volunteers are needed to give blood to ensure an adequate blood supply for local hospitals and patients. Giving blood is safe, simple and saves lives. The next one-day community blood drive in Boone will be Monday, April 14th from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Central Christian Church at 803 Greene Streets in Boone. Those interested in joining the volunteer team of donors may schedule appointments by calling 800-287-4903 or by going online to 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 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.