LifeServe Blood Center is seeking organizations and businesses willing to host summer blood drives to help make up for the thousands of blood donations lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations. The nonprofit organization is the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to now, more than 500 blood drives have been forced to cancel, resulting in the loss of more than 13,000 blood donations. A single trauma patient may use 50 or more units of blood. LifeServe Blood Center has several enhanced COVID-19 precautions in place to ensure the safety of its team members, blood donors and venues. For more information about hosting a blood drive, visit or call 800-287-4903.