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.
Andy needed 22 units of blood to survive serious injuries after he was hit by a train as a teenager. Although he lost his legs in the accident, his life was saved.
Always active and athletic, Andy dedicated himself to rehabilitation and recovery, eventually joining the Team USA sled hockey team and serving as team Captain in the Paralympic Games.
He’s now a realtor in Iowa and raising two beautiful children with his wife, Katie.