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 began donating blood in high school during the student council-led blood drive. As I got older, I donated sporadically, but when my father became ill and needed blood transfusions, I saw firsthand the need to be a regular donor.My goal for 2018 is to donate blood every 56 days as I am able. I encourage everyone to give the gift of life with me. It's an easy, cheap way to give back to our community! And you might just make some new friends at the drive!"~ Mary Catherine, blood donor