Des Moines, Iowa – The risk of blood shortages in Iowa hospitals is on the rise as donations are on the decline. Kate Bishop is spokesperson for LifeServe Blood Center which serves around 120 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
The mass shooting in Orlando on June 12 put all blood donor centers in the country “on call,” but Bishop says blood shipments from Iowa were ultimately NOT sent to Florida. LifeServe, based in Des Moines, can usually help with blood supplies when there are shortages elsewhere in the country, but that’s not the case right now.
For more information, log onto LifeServeBloodCenter.org.