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LifeServe Firefighter Appreciation Blood Drive

PRESS RELEASE

LifeServe Firefighter Appreciation Blood DriveDES MOINES, IOWA – Thursday, April 25, 2019 – In honor of Firefighter Appreciation Day, May 4, and in cooperation with the Des Moines Fire Department, LifeServe Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive from Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4.  During the summer, LifeServe typically sees a decrease in the amount of blood donated but an increase in the amount needed, making this a timely opportunity for residents to help save lives in their community.

"Someone needs blood every two seconds, so we're calling on our local community members to roll up a sleeve and be a hero with us this summer."

Percy Coleman, City of Des Moines Assistant Fire Chief

Donation times will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. Friday, at LifeServe’s East Village and Urbandale locations.  Donors will enjoy treats and event-specific t-shirts.


CONTACT
Lt. Chris Clement
Public Information Officer, Des Moines Fire Department
(515) 283-4508
ceclement@dmgov.org

About the City of Des Moines
The City of Des Moines: Iowa’s capital city and local government servicing more than 217,000 residents, 51+ neighborhoods, over 4,000 acres of parkland and 81 miles of trails. The City of Des Moines stands to be a financially strong city with exceptional city services, fostering an involved community in a customer friendly atmosphere. Visit DSM.cityFacebook and Twitter for more information.