HURON — Two LifeServe Blood Center buses were parked outside the Huron Regional Medical Center Physicians Clinic, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, where locals came to help save lives by donating blood.
“The last time we were here we had 56 units donated, each unit helps save three patients, so that helps us save 168 lives,” said Territory Representative Rachel Fernandez.
All the blood donated goes to hospitals within S.D., Neb. and Iowa, which is the territory that LifeServe covers.
“It’s all local, we supply 120 hospitals in the tri-state area,” explained Fernandez. “We collect blood and give back to local hospitals.”
Each month, all year long, LifeServe Blood Center will set up stations where people can donate blood, out front of the Physicians Clinic, 534 Oregon Avenue.
“We are very excited about the partnership with the HRMC and being able to supply the hospital with blood from local donors,” Fernandez said.
The buses will be at the HRMC, the following dates:
Tuesday, April 17; Monday, May 14; Tuesday, June 19; Monday, July 9; Tuesday, Aug. 21; Monday, Sept. 17; Tuesday, Oct. 23; Monday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 26.
For more information, contact Life Serve Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org
PHOTOS BY ANGELINA DELLA ROCCO/PLAINSMAN
Local donor Nicole McFarlane is set up to give blood by nurse Stacier Wagner, on board the LifeServe bus in the Physicians Clinic parking lot on Monday.
Shown next is the LifeServe bus.