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Financial Giving

Blood donation isn't the only way to help save local hospital patients.

Generous community members and partners help ensure LifeServe can continue to maintain a robust blood supply year round for local hospital patients. Your lifesaving financial gift is tax-deductible and will immediately do good things for the health of your neighborhood!

Your Gift: Another Birthday, Another Chance, More Time for Local Patients

Besides saving lives, LifeServe Blood Center is dedicated to continually advancing the blood banking industry through innovative trials, creative training methods, outstanding customer service, and applied research. Better transfusion medicine knowledge means better patient outcomes. That's what it's all about.

Giving Opportunities

  • Your business can partner with us by collaborating on special promotions and events, like Adopt a Day, for our blood donors. It's a win-win partnership for your organization, LifeServe, the blood donor, and most importantly, the patient.

    In-kind gifts of all types are appreciated. Tickets to sporting or cultural events, vacation getaways, coupons or vouchers for local businesses, and other donor incentives are just a few of the ways you can help support our life-saving mission. Items for our What's Your Type? gala silent auction are also welcome. Some restrictions may apply.

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    You can help out at no extra cost to you! You can donate 0.5% of eligible purchases back to LifeServe through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same site as the standard Amazon you're probably used to, but with the bonus benefit of supporting your favorite nonprofit like LifeServe without having to write a separate check. For additional details, go to

  • There's no better way to remember a family member or friend than to put your thoughts and memories into action! Memorial gifts in the name of your loved on help finance the lifesaving work of LifeServe and can carry on a legacy of giving back even when someone has passed on.

  • A popular option of giving is to make a financial gift in tribute of a loved one, special occasion, anniversary, or really anything! Gift giving can be tricky, but when it comes to making a tangible impact in your community in honor of something special in your life - no buyer's remorse here.

  • Contact your employer to find out if they participate in a workplace giving program or corporate giving challenges. Encourage your colleagues to choose LifeServe as their chosen charity for pre-tax payroll deductions.

How does my financial gift help?

  • LifeServe Blood Center offers a student scholarship program in which students sponsor blood drives in their neighborhood during high need time of the year. Our scholarship program is funded solely through sponsorship, memorial donations, and monetary donations.

  • To continue our lifesaving work, we need not only eligible blood donors—we require everyday operational funding. Financial gifts support LifeServe’s ten donation centers, help us run thousands of community blood drives, and allow us to conduct extensive testing on each unit of donated blood. These financial gifts help ensure our community’s blood supply remains safe and stable, and helps us reach eligible donors across our tristate region.

  • LifeServe prides ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of emerging blood collection technology and services. From collecting the blood from a donor to processing that donation into a blood product for a hospital patient, there are always improvements and upgrades breaking through that we can look forward to. 

Whether it’s small or large, each gift made to LifeServe’s scholarship program helps us reward high school and college students. All of their hard work hosting blood drives during the months of high need deserves recognition!

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*Donations can also be made via check payable to LifeServe Blood Center and sent to our corporate headquarters at 431 E Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309.

Thank you.

Thank you to CUNA Mutual Group for their continued support. Although they were unable to host blood drives in 2020 as they normally would have, they made a very generous monetary donation to LifeServe Blood Center to help us continue our lifesaving work in the community.

CUNA Mutual Group