About LifeServe Blood Center

Organization

Providing Blood and Blood Products to Hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota

LifeServe County MapDid you know LifeServe Blood Center is the SOLE provider of blood to more than 120 local hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota? From Avera St. Anthony’s in O’Neill, NE to Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA, hospitals choose US to be their ONLY provider. Successful decades-long partnerships with these medical centers secured LifeServe a reputation as a trusted local blood center.

Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend, family member or a stranger in your community! When donors donate with another blood collection organization within our community, their local donation does not support their local hospital. Only blood collected by LifeServe Blood Center is provided to our local hospitals. Click here to read stories about local patients saved by LifeServers’ blood donations!

We need 200,000 community members to donate each year to ensure our local hospital patients have the blood products they need.

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History

The Blood Center of Iowa and Siouxland Community Blood Bank, two strong, Iowa-based,  501 (c) 3 not-for-profit blood centers, merged operations in April 2010 to become LifeServe Blood Center. The decision to combine operations marked a positive move forward in the centers’ ability to counter-act the rising costs of healthcare by providing hospital customers with lower blood costs and additional value-added benefits.

Today, LifeServe Blood Center collects approximately 156,000 units of blood a year and provides blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. 

Our guiding pillars & Core Values 

LifeServe Blood Center is dedicated to a set of guiding pillars and core values that define and shape our organization’s commitment to our customers; blood donors and hospitals, community and employees.

It’s Achievement…

Recognizing donors, hospitals and employees for their achievement of being a part of a special team of contributors committed to providing a vital community resource. Providing our customers with only the highest quality products and services, on time, and in the best possible way, through continuous improvement in the quality of our work and people. Adhering to a strict code of ethics and will promote integrity through honest, fair and moral behaviors.

It’s Service…

We strive to understand and exceed the current and future service expectations of our customers, our donors and each other and to serve with personal humility and the highest level of professional courtesy. We will exercise full respect for the contributions and needs of all people and processes affected by our organization.

It’s Community…

We will assume responsibility for stewardship of the blood supply and pledge to represent our community’s best interests in making wise use of all resources and doing our part to keep blood costs affordable for our customers. We assume personal accountability for our actions and the quality and outcomes resulting from our work. We strive for excellence and are accountable when we do not achieve desired results.

LifeServe Values