Providing Blood and Blood Products to Hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota
Did 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.
The Blood Center of Iowa and Siouxland Community Blood Bank, two strong, Iowa-based, 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.