Knoxville Hospital & Clinics partners with LifeServe Blood Center for blood products

KNOXVILLE, IA – Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) and LifeServe Blood Center are pleased to announce their new partnership making LifeServe Blood Center the exclusive supplier of all blood and blood products to KHC.

As a community-based blood center, LifeServe hosts blood drives only in communities where the blood will be used locally, benefiting area hospitals. This new partnership ensures that the residents and community members of Marion County have the opportunity to make a direct impact by donating blood that will stay within their community.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generous blood donors in our community. You never know when you, your neighbor, a family member, or a friend may need a lifesaving blood transfusion. When they do, it is reassuring knowing those blood products will come from blood donors who give with LifeServe Blood Center,” said Lori Major, KHC Director of Laboratory.

The demand for blood surges during the summer months and is fueled by increased emergencies and accidents. It is impossible to predict who will need blood and when, but donors can take comfort in knowing that their donations to LifeServe Blood Center will directly benefit someone in need within their community.

KHC and LifeServe Blood Center are urging the community to boost the blood supply for local patients on Thursday, August 29, between 1 – 5 p.m. at KHC. Your donation will ensure those in our community in need of lifesaving blood products will receive them at a moment’s notice.

If you are a current blood donor, LifeServe Blood Center offers an easy transfer process for donors who have accrued points and levels with other blood centers. Donors can transfer their existing points and levels to the LifeServe program by visiting

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community-based blood center that provides 100% of all blood products needed to more than 160 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Illinois. As one of the largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe is dedicated to saving lives by offering premier service to volunteer blood donors and ensuring a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend, a family member, or even a stranger on the street. You make a difference in your community.

For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment, please call 800-287-4903 or visit

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit community hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area. Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, KHC’s highly skilled medical staff and specialists provide personal, compassionate, and innovative quality health care to patients. For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call Public Relations at (641) 842-1418.