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Give the gift of life this holiday season

December 3, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Blood Donations are Needed to Maintain the Blood Supply

This holiday season, you can make a difference in the life of a local hospital patient by donating blood and giving the gift of life! Donating blood takes about an hour and is a simple way to give an amazing gift to hospital patients in need. It is especially important to donate blood during this time of year, as poor weather conditions and busy holiday schedules can often lead to a decrease in the number of blood donations which could lead to a potential blood shortage.

Please plan to donate blood at an upcoming blood drive:

Reinbeck Community Blood Drive, Monday, December 12, 2011 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Reinbeck United Methodist Church, West & Spruce Streets.

Sign up to save a life today! Contact Nancy Kiehne at 319-345-2636. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at 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 90 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



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