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 give to help others in need. This really hit home a few months ago, when my 18-year-old daughter Kerri was diagnosed with leukemia. She needs both platelets and whole blood transfusions. Being a donor has taken on a whole new meaning for me and my family. We are so grateful for the donors and the Blood Center staff who are helping my daughter and countless others who depend on these lifesaving products. This is our family on November 1, coming home after Kerri spent five weeks in the hospital.”-- Brad Duzan, 13 gallon blood donor