Love Like Louden Blood Drive

Last Updated on September 14, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (September 14, 2021) – Community members and volunteer blood donors are invited to participate in the “Love Like Louden” in-center blood drive now underway with LifeServe Blood Center. All eligible donors are asked to schedule appointments for donation by calling (800) 287-4903 or scheduling online at To credit donations to the “Love Like Louden” blood drive, donors are asked to mention the blood drive as they make their appointment and donation.

Love Like LoudenThe family of Louden Paul Lofgren was stunned and reeling following the two-year old’s death after a routine medical procedure earlier this year. In their grief, the family looked for a positive way to remember Louden, who they describe as “a loving, energetic, smiling, two-year-old who loved all things in life.”

Knowing blood donations are always in demand the Lofgren family has worked with LifeServe Blood Center to organize a multiweek-long in-center blood drive at LifeServe’s four greater Des Moines area locations through Saturday, October 9.

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in our regions since 1963. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center is the SOLE provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend, family member or a stranger on the street. YOU make a difference in YOUR community. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit