Firefighter Appreciation Blood Drives!

Help protect, serve, and save lives alongside local heroes at our annual Firefighter Appreciation blood drive this May!

Firefighter Appreciation Day is May 4 and we want to show our support by hosting blood drives in their honor. Firefighters are among the heroes who run towards danger and unfortunately witness the need for blood on a daily basis.

Donate blood at one of our participating blood drive locations and receive a voucher for a free Protect. Serve. Save t-shirt!

Am I Eligible? You are eligible if you:

  • Are in general good health.
  • Are 16 years of age or older. Individuals under the age of 18 must provide a signed parental/guardian permission form.
  • Weigh at least 120 pounds.
  • Are not pregnant.
  • Do not have a cold.
  • Are not under a doctor’s care for any serious illness or injury.
  • Learn more about blood donor eligibility here.

Why donate:

  • Human blood cannot be manufactured.
  • Only donated blood from an unpaid volunteer can be transfused to hospital patients.
  • Only blood collected by LifeServe Blood Center is provided to your LOCAL hospital.
  • Our first responders can’t save lives without precious blood products on hand the moment they’re needed.
  • LifeServe is not affiliated with the Red Cross or for-profit plasma centers.

Since 100% of the blood products needed by your community hospital comes from LifeServe blood donors the strength of that supply is dependent on local donors like you!

Ames Donor Center

819 Wheeler Street Suite 1 Ames, IA  50010

Monday, May 3:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Ankeny Location

1555 SE Delaware, Suite J

Monday, May 3:  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4:  7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5:  9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Des Moines Donor Center

431 East Locust Street 

Monday, May 3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Fort Dodge Donor Center 

118 South 25th Street

Mondays:  Closed
Tuesdays:  Closed
Wednesday, May 5:  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Marshalltown Donor Center

The Marshalltown Donor Center will be closed from April 22- May 8th 2021 to accommodate construction needs surrounding site expansion, but see the mobile blood drives below for nearby donation opportunities!

Mason City Donor Center

4700 Fourth St. SW, Suite E

Mondays: Closed
Tuesday, May 4:  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays:  Closed

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Sioux City Donor Center

4501 Southern Hills Drive

Monday, May 3:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Urbandale Donor Center

10469 Hickman Road

Monday, May 3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


West Des Moines Location

Somerfield Village 800 South 50th Street Suite 106

Monday, May 3:  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4:  7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5:  9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or call 800.287.4903


Mobile Blood Drives

Altoona Fire Department
950 Venbury Drive
Altoona, IA 50009
Tuesday, May 4: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

De Smet Community 
De Smet Event and Wellness Center
360 Prairie Avenue SW
De Smet, DS 57231
Tuesday, May 4: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Hartford Fire Department
150 West Elm Street.
Hartford, IA 50118
Tuesday, May 4: 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Geddes Community
American Legion
28661 378 Street
Geddes, SD57342
Wednesday, May: 5: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Crofton Community
Croton Auditorium
1210 West 2nd Street
Crofton, NE 68730
Wednesday, May: 5: 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Parker Hannifin
1901 Hastings Drive
Yankton, SD 57078
Thursday, May: 6: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yankton Knights of Columbus
2700 Broadway
Yankton, SD 57078
Saturday, May: 8: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.