Pair of blood drives next week

LifeServe Blood CenterLifeServe Blood Center will hold community blood drives as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 9, from 3 to 6 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction; and
  • Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 12:30 to 5:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson

“Typically during the winter months, blood donations tend to decrease simply because of the cold and flu season and treacherous road conditions which can inhibit donors from reaching their donation destination. However, the need for blood remains constant and can often spike in the winter because of automobile accidents and increased surgeries,” a LifeServe spokesperson said.

Members of the community can help ensure lifesaving blood is available for local hospital patients by giving blood at an upcoming blood drive. It takes less than one hour to save a life. Appointments can be scheduled online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or by calling 800-287-4903. Walk-ins will be accommodated as the schedule allows.

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.

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