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Blood drive planned in Osceola

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:48 a.m. CDT

Approximately 150,000 units of blood are needed annually in order to meet the needs of hospital patients in our communities. In order to meet these needs and help a child or adult in their critical time of need, volunteer blood donors are needed on a weekly basis to make life-saving donations.

While the demand for blood generally remains the same from week to week, the number of blood donors can vary significantly during various times of the year. LifeServe blood donors are encouraged to make blood donations as frequently as possible to guarantee blood is available to hospital patients when it is needed.

Make a difference in your community and give a life-saving gift to someone in need by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive.

• Osceola Community Blood Drive is planned 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, April  4, at Lifepoint Assembly of God, 801 N. Fillmore St.

Sign up to save a life today. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at 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.

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