Giving blood is safe, simple and saves lives. Blood donors are needed throughout the year, and especially during the summer months, to help ensure life-saving blood products available when needed.

To reward and recognize blood donors for making a vital contribution to their community, donors will receive points for their donation that they can redeem at the LifeServe Online Store for great gift items, including the 2014 Summer Superhero T-shirt.

Help boost the blood supply by giving blood at the Slater & Sheldahl Communities Blood Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3-6:30 p.m., at Slater United Methodist Church, 401 Story St.

Sign up to save a life today! Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.