Gift of Life Garden

The LifeServe Gift of Life Garden is a sustainable, welcoming community space highlighting those ensuring the stability or benefiting from the community blood supply.

It honors the businesses, churches, schools and individual community members that play a vital role in ensuring that a stranger has access to the “gift of life”.  The garden’s sole purpose is to honor the commitment it takes in the communities we serve to ensure that when needed, blood is available.  Like a community’s first responders, the community blood supply is handled locally…it is a locally controlled national resource.   It is vital that blood be on the shelf when it is needed. To be sustainable, the community blood supply must be nurtured and cared for much like a garden.

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The garden will be located at the new headquarter facility at 5625 NW Johnston Dr. Johnston, IA 50131. Take a virtual tour of the property. View our groundbreaking program


Construction is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2024. Donations designated toward bricks, plants, or trees will be installed and planted in Spring/Summer 2024. Donors will be notified of the planting schedule once established. 





The garden will broaden understanding of the importance of a community having a sustainable blood supply through:

  • Honoring individuals who ensure a sustainable blood supply through their work, volunteering, or blood donation. 

  • Recognizing individuals who have and continue to benefit from a sustainable blood supply. 

  • Educating about the importance of a sustainable blood supply. 

how you can help

You can support the Gift of Life Garden by making a donation online on our fundraising page

Classy Pay, the payment processor, offers a safe environment for donor data with Level 1 PCI compliance and SSL Security, built on Amazon Web Services. Credit card or debit card data is never stored.

We will still accept donations by check payable to LifeServe Blood Center and sent to our corporate headquarters at 431 E Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309. Include ‘Gift of Life Garden’ on the Memo line and printed order form for donation designation


our partners

Thank you to the LifeServe Blood Center Facility Committee, The City of Johnston, BNIM, Hansen Company, Confluence, Formation Group, Civil Design Advantage, Raker Rhodes Engineering, Modus, and Wells Fargo

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Follow our Gift of Life Garden Facebook group to see the latest updates, promotion announcements, and upcoming events. 


public art

artWe are looking to incorporate a custom art piece in our donor garden to represent the connection individuals, businesses, organizations, and groups, have to our community blood supply. Please complete the contact us form if you are or know of a group or individual interested in sponsoring a public art commission or for more information. 

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