Outlets of Des Moines to Host LifeServe Blood Drive, Donations Needed More Than Ever

Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ALTOONA, IOWA (April 2020) – Outlets of Des Moines (OutletsofDesMoines.com) will host a blood donation drive in partnership with LifeServe on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the center. The drive will be in space 325 near VF Outlet. Organizers will ensure all donors are socially distanced and there will be ample distancing space for those waiting at the center. The blood drive is by appointment only, please register at LiveServeBloodCenter.org.

“In these challenging times, Outlets of Des Moines is pleased to host this vital blood donation drive,” says TJ Just, General Manager of Outlets of Des Moines. “The need for blood donations is greater than ever and  LifeServe provides a safe, convenient way to donate and help our fellow Americans,” he adds.

LifeServe Safety Protocol
It is safe to donate blood. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the coronavirus (COVID-19) does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives. 

Maintaining a stable blood supply in the weeks and months ahead is critical to our community’s healthcare.  Our number one priority is a safe and adequate blood supply supported by healthy volunteer blood donors.

LifeServe Blood Center is following the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. In order to keep people six feet apart, we are asking that blood donors take a few steps to refrain from congregating at donor center or blood drives unnecessarily. We’re working hard to keep our locations clean and to maintain proper social distancing.

In addition to health screening staff and donors, as well as extensive disinfection measures and sanitization, LifeServe requests donors to fill out a screening questionnaire via QuickPass on the day of donation (this needs to be done on the date of your appointment, no earlier). By completing your screening questionnaire ahead of time, you are skipping a step that would otherwise need to be completed at the blood donation site. This tool is one more effort to keep you and our team members safe and healthy.


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