Blood donor opportunities slated in the area

As the need for blood continues, community members are asked to roll up sleeves and give blood donation a try. Two opportunities to give blood are scheduled in the coming weeks in the Driftless Region.

As our temperatures drop, the need for blood goes up! Winter weather, flu season and busy schedules all have an impact on blood donations and blood supply.

LifeServe Blood Center is urging community members to roll up a sleeve and give blood donation a try as soon as possible!.Automobile accidents can require up to 50 red blood cell units and Cancer patients are the number one recipient of all blood products. 100% of the blood products needed by your community hospital come from LifeServe blood donors.

Make an appointment at an upcoming neighborhood blood drive in the area. Appointments Encouraged.

* Decorah Community Blood Drive, Jan. 26, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Stone Ridge Community Church – Fellowship Hall, 1111 Montgomery Street.

* Calmar/Spillville/Ossian Communities Blood Drive, Feb. 3,  from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Calmar Lutheran Church  – Fellowship Hall, 200 North East Street.

Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-287-4903.

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in our regions since 1947. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe provides blood products to 157 hospitals primarily in 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.