Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
A child is born with an astonishingly low platelet count (4000, when the normal range begins at 150,000). He receives platelets from a blood donor until his body begins to produce platelets on its own, and his platelet count stabilizes.
Years later, when he learns about the generous, volunteer donor who provided the critical resource that helped save his life, he pays the gift forward, and uses his favorite hobby as the centerpiece for a blood drive.
Watch the video to hear Adam's story!