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.
"My grandson Lee was born six weeks premature in 2014, and was diagnosed with a rare disease called IPEX (Immunodysregulation Polyendocinopathy Enteropathy X-Linked Chromosome) Syndrome at three months old. Doctors told us he wouldn’t survive without a bone marrow transplant. We were so fortunate that a 10/10 match was found immediately.Lee received blood and blood products before, during and after his bone marrow transplant. We celebrate with a blood drive on his birthday in June, and I make a point to always donate blood when I am able."-- Wendy, blood donor and grandmother