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June 28, 2019

Battle of the Badges 2019

This is NOT a press release directly from the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS). This is a press release from the LifeServe Blood Center.


Danielle West
PR & Marketing Manager
(800) 287.4903 ext. 4968


DES MOINES, Iowa (June 24, 2019) – LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to show their support for local heroes this July!

LifeServe Blood Center is partnering with local law enforcement, paramedics, firefighters, and other first responders to host special blood drives across the state Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3.

This blood drive aims to honor local first responders while providing much needed blood donations to community hospitals. The need for blood donations increase during the summer, but unfortunately vacations and outdoor activities cause a dip in donations.

The Battle of the Badges blood drive will be held at every LifeServe Blood Center location during their regular business hours July 1-3. Locations in Ames, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, Sioux City, and Urbandale will participate. Donors who roll up a sleeve to give the gift of life and show their support will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

“First responders know just how critical it is to have blood available in emergency situations,” said Danielle West, PR & Marketing Manager at LifeServe Blood Center. “With this blood drive, local heroes and blood donors who support them can help boost the blood supply.”

Life is a gift. Preserve and protect it on and off the job. For more information on hours and locations or to book your appointment, visit the LifeServe Blood Center Facebook page, or call 800-287-4903.

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




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