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 started donating after my grandfather was diagnosed with leukemia and needed blood. After my first donation, I got a letter saying that my blood was needed for babies. Who can say no to that?I’m O- and CMV- so there will always be a need. I’ll donate until I’m no longer able.”– Jody Boles, blood donor