LifeServe Blood Centers from Des Moines will be at Grinnell Christian Church on Tuesday, May 19 to accept blood donations from GCC members and any other donors from the Grinnell community.
With the closure of businesses that have previously sponsored blood drives, GCC has agreed to host a drive at our facility. Here is more information directly from LifeServe:
LifeServe Blood Center is in dire need of blood. We are, as of now, one of the few organizations actively trying to fill the supply, and the demand is rather significant with other states being on what is essentially lockdown. I cannot overstate how important this is. We understand the severity of the COVID-19 virus and are taking all FDA and CDC recommendations seriously. However, if we forget the blood supply, the impact of the illness becomes farther reaching, more complicated, and will last considerably longer.
So we need you! We are a local organization. Your blood will go to local hospitals and directly help those in YOUR community. It goes to cancer patients, trauma patients, and all emergency needs in Iowa hospitals.
You can help by donating on Tuesday, May 19 in the GCC gym. Our events are pivotal to maintaining a safe and full blood supply. We are considered an essential service and have sufficient staff in place to assist in following all federal and state guidelines. Our extremely high standards have always made our drives safe, and under the current circumstances, we are going above and beyond to ensure our donors and staff can work together in the cleanest environment possible.
Tuesday, May 19, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Grinnell Community Church Gym
1331 Hobart Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
To ensure the safety of donors and team members by maintaining adequate social distancing, the event is not accepting walk-in donations. Instead, please make an appointment by signing up at the link below:
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call LifeServe at 800-287-4903 to reschedule or cancel. Here is a disclaimer from LifeServe:
LifeServe Blood Center, 431 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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