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.
The Rock Island Arsenal has been a dedicated community partner since 1974, now hosting 24 blood drives each year and collecting more than 800 units annually.One of their donors, Captain Stephen Benacci shares his story of how after receiving blood when he was in an accident, he pledged to give back, "because you never know when you will need it."