Labor Day Travel and Accidents Expected to Impact Blood Supply

 

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (August 28, 2019) – LifeServe Blood Center is urging blood donors to spare an hour to boost the low community blood supply ahead of this Labor Day weekend.

The need for blood always spikes around Labor Day as Americans hit the road to their favorite destinations. Travel and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking can unfortunately lead to traumas, falls, and other injuries that might require a blood transfusion.

“It happens every year and we try diligently to stay ahead of the curve, but it never gets easier to schedule blood drives right up to or right after Labor Day,” explained Claire DeRoin, Community Relations Coordinator for LifeServe. “With the need for blood on the rise and donations predicted to dip, it’s a pretty gloomy outlook for the blood supply if donors don’t step in and boost the numbers.”

As a special incentive for those who give blood, a limited edition “Go Wild” Labor Day themed shirt will be available for blood donors on LifeServe’s online store. The shirt may be redeemed with reward points which donors earn during every blood donation.

Click here or call 800-287-4903 to book your lifesaving appointment or to find a donor center or mobile blood drive near you!