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Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 11:28 a.m. CST

To the editor:

Thank you to all the faithful blood donors who volunteered their time to make a life-saving blood donation at the recent Kellogg and Killduff Communities blood drive.

A total of  36 people were registered to donate blood and 37 units of blood were collected at this blood drive, thanks to those who availed themselves of the two double-red units and the staffing at this blood drive. 

Special thanks to all the Lions Club members who helped set up  the room and put it back to right following the blood drive, and also to the Richland Grange members who were at the Canteen table. These sponsors are key to planning and carrying out a successful drive, enabling our local communities to receive a dependable blood supply.

The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank in April of 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 87 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 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.

Marilyn Berthelsen


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