Blood drive to be held in Waukon October 2

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Thursday, October 2 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in  Waukon (614 Rossville Road).
Regular blood donors may donate blood as often as every 56 days. First-time donors will find that donating blood is a safe and easy way to save lives and make a difference in the community.  A single blood donation can save the lives of up to three sick or injured hospital patients.
 The donation process is simple:
1. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids within four hours of donating.
2. Bring proper identification, such as a donor card or a driver’s license.
3. Complete a health history questionnaire and screening interview.
4. Receive a brief health check by trained staff. This includes a check of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and blood iron levels.
5. Sit back while a unit of blood, approximately one pint, is collected. This process takes around 10 minutes.
6. Enjoy refreshments while relaxing for 10-15 minutes before leaving the facility.
The blood that is collected is tested carefully.  In fact, all blood that is collected by any blood collection center tested according to federal regulations.
Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins can only be accepted as the schedule permits. To schedule an appointment, call the LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903.