ABERDEEN, SD (Press Release) – LifeServe Blood Center and Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen are excited to announce their new lifesaving partnership. LifeServe Blood Center, ranked as one of the top 15 blood centers in the country, is now the sole supplier of all blood and blood products to eleven new hospitals across South Dakota including Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
LifeServe provides blood products to 157 hospitals primarily in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Since the beginning of the year Avera St. Luke’s Hospital has been receiving all their blood products needed for patient care from LifeServe Blood Center.
“Having a reliable blood supply is important, especially in rural areas,” said Tami Svatos, Director of Laboratory Services at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and Avera Medical Group Clinics. “Avera is glad to collaborate with LifeServe in the support of our communities.”
100% of the blood products needed at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and the surrounding area hospitals now come from LifeServe blood donors. The strength of the community blood supply is dependent on local donors, businesses and organizations that donate and sponsor blood drives with LifeServe Blood Center.
To ensure Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and its patients have the blood products they need, the community and Roncalli High School are hosting a blood drive in November at the high school gym. LifeServe Blood Center and Avera St. Luke’s Hospital are urging the community to boost the blood supply for local patients at this upcoming blood drive. Your donation will ensure those in your community in need of lifesaving blood products will receive them at a moment’s notice.
Roncalli High School
November 7, 2022
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Roncalli High School Gymnasium
1400 N. Dakota Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
“We’re thrilled to be offering community members in Britton and the surrounding area the opportunity to make sure their donation stays local,” said Danielle West, Director of PR and Marketing at LifeServe Blood Center. “You never know when you, your neighbor, a family member, or a friend may need a lifesaving blood transfusion; and when they do, those blood products will come from blood donors who give with LifeServe Blood Center.
Blood donors do more in one hour than most will do in a lifetime by giving the gift of life! If you’re interested in supporting Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and donating blood at the upcoming Roncalli High School blood drive in Aberdeen please contact Amy Griffen at 605-225-7440 or email@example.com.
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 provides blood products to 157 hospitals primarily in 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 www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.