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.
“I am so grateful that others have given so that she lived.”
Emily still remembers watching the cooler of blood go by while her sister Ashley was in surgery following a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. “It was frightening,” said Emily of the October 2016 ordeal. “We almost lost her.”
A little more than a year later, Ashley gave birth to her first child. “It has been such a joy. I am so grateful that others have given so that she lived. I had given blood for years but had stopped. Now I renewed my commitment and am back at it. In fact, it was part of my Christmas gift to Ashley.”