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2018 Blood Donor Day-June 21

LifeServe Blood Center and UnityPoint Health are excited to partner together to continue saving local lives with the biggest blood drive of the year, Blood Donor Day. This 35 year tradition in the Des Moines metro annually saves more than 1,500 local lives.

Blood Donor Day 2018 will take place on Thursday, June 21 in two locations: Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Drive in West Des Moines from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Capitol Square, located at 400 Locust Street from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..

No appointments necessary. All donors will receive a free t-shirt and other giveaways while supplies last!

LifeServe Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, including UnityPoint Health’s four hospitals and Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in our region 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 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