Last Updated on January 17, 2024

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 17, 2024) – Nearly 3,000 lives will be impacted this week due to a blizzard warning that brought many parts of LifeServe Blood Center’s service area inches, if not feet of snow last week. While weather often brings cancellations, the need for life-saving products for transfusion and treatment never stops.

Last week alone, LifeServe had to cancel multiple mobile blood drives and adjust hours or close Donor Centers resulting in close to 1,000 units lost. The good news is…you can help! If you had to cancel your donation, please make plans to reschedule. If you didn’t have an appointment to donate, the good news is you can still make one today to assist in replenishing the blood supply!

To schedule, select "Give Blood" on our website, or call 800.287.4903.

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 1947. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe provides blood products to 161 hospitals primarily in 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 or 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