Thank you to volunteer blood donors

Thanks to all the wonderful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving blood donation at the recent Walgreens Drug Store blood drive. A total of 20 people registered to donate blood and 17 units of blood were collected at this blood drive.

A special thanks also goes out to Keith Stewart and Walgreens in Marshalltown for helping 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 Community Blood Bank in April 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to 87 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to 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