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Thank you to volunteer blood donors

Thank you to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving donation at the recent Osceola community blood drive.

A total of 44 people registered to donate blood and 34 units of blood were collected at this blood drive.

A special thanks also goes out to Marge Wambold and Osceola Lions Club for helping to organize and sponsor this blood drive. Committed volunteers are key to maintaining the blood supply in our local community.

The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Blood Bank in April 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. As the 15th largest blood center 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 and to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

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