DES MOINES — It shouldn’t take a tragedy for blood donation to become a priority.

Following catastrophic events, the community response is often to line up and donate blood for victims. In reality, it’s the blood already on the shelf that was given days before that is utilized in these situations! That’s why it’s critical that LifeServe Blood Center has a stable supply of all blood types at all times.

Do your part to put blood on the shelf for your community! Give at an upcoming blood drive in your area.

Perry Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Dallas County Hospital, 610 10th Street.

Katie Agey Scholarship Blood Drive, Friday, August 25, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Van Meter Farmers Market, 910 Main St.

Sign up to save a life today online at or by calling 800.287.4903.

LifeServe Blood Center was established in April, 2010 when The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank. As one of the 15 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. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit