The Le Mars Community Blood drive hosted by the Le Mars Knights of Columbus will be Thursday, July 19. The drive will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall, from 3-7 p.m.
"Right now our current critical blood needs are O+ and O-," said Leah Caputo, territory representative for LifeServe Blood Center.
Blood donors may also make an appointment by calling 1-800-287-4903 or go online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.
This summer, LifeServe Blood Center is asking blood donors to do their part to control the mosquito population by donating blood, said Caputo.
The "Starve a Mosquito -- Donate Blood!" promotion began June 25, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Donors can use the points they earn to redeem a limited-edition "Starve a Mosquito" t-shirt at the Online Store for just 100 points.
The special t-shirt gift will only be available at the LifeServe Blood Center Online Store and must be redeemed using Online Store points.
"We hope this promotion encourages individuals to come out and donate during months when high school and college blood drives dwindle. It is important for LifeServe Blood Center to continue strong collections, especially in the summer months," Caputo said.