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Murray blood drive planned

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:59 a.m. CDT

MURRAY — Murray Community Blood Drive is planned 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May  1, at Murray Community Center, 416 Maple St.

Donors will register, fill out a brief history questionnaire, give one pint of blood, then rest and enjoy cookies and beverages in the snack area. 

Blood donors must be 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 120 pounds, be in general good health, and donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.

The donation process takes less than one hour.

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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