Blood Supply Dips to ‘Dangerously Low’ Level after Blizzard

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- For the first time ever, LifeServe Blood Centers are opening its doors Sunday to help with the “dangerously low” blood supply, officials said.

LifeServe locations in Des Moines and Urbandale will be open Sunday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. until noon.

Stacy Sime, president and CEO of LifeServe Blood Center, said the critically low levels are unprecedented.

“We normally have a 3-5 day supply of all blood types on our shelves,” Sime said. “Our blood supply has dwindled to less than a two-day supply following the recent storm.”

Team members hope the additional day to donate will bring the local blood supply back up to stable levels.

Appointments can be made at lifeservebloodcenter.org or by calling 800-287-4903. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Not in Des Moines or Urbandale? Click here for more information on hours at other locations.

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