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 donate platelets because I was on the receiving end of the donations.In October 2009 I had a bleeding ulcer, and ended up in emergency surgery. I was in the hospital for a month fighting infection. My white blood count was down and my blood wouldn’t clot.I ended up getting several units of blood, platelets and frozen plasma. --Samantha Johnson, platelet donor