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.
Every one has their own reason for giving blood. For the Luxmore family, that reason is B.J. For the past five years, B.J. Luxmore’s family and alma mater have held an annual blood drive in his memory. It’s a way for them to honor the Army Corporal who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012, and also help others who need lifesaving blood.