LifeServe to host Firefighter Appreciation Blood Drives

Last Updated on May 03, 2023

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 3, 2023) – LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to show their support for local firefighters this May.

 “Firefighters are among our community first responders who know better than anyone that the need for blood can arise at any time. To make sure we’re prepared for every situation, it’s important that donors give blood regularly, especially as we head into the summer months,” said Danielle West, LifeServe Blood Center Director of PR and Marketing.

LifeServe Blood Center is partnering with local firefighters to host special blood drives across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota May 4-6. The blood drives will be held at LifeServe Blood Center donor centers and mobile blood drives. This promotion aims to honor firefighters while providing much needed blood donations to community hospitals. The need for blood donations increases during the summer months due to increased outdoor activities and travel.

“We see the first line of why blood donations are important,” said Lieutenant Austin Lancaster at the Norwalk Fire Department. “We see a need for it every single day.”

Donors who roll up a sleeve to give the gift of life at one of the participating locations will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last! For more information on hours and locations or to book your appointment, visit or call 800-287-4903.