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.
Sarah Znaniecki is an RN in the Cardiovascular Unit and came in on her day off to help recruit blood donors. She sees firsthand how important they are...thanks, Sarah, for your help!When first-time blood donors are asked why they haven’t donated in the past, they frequentlytell us, “No one ever asked me before.” Volunteer Blood Drive Coordinators are essential to recruiting new blood donors (as well as repeat and lapsed donors) simply by asking people you know to give blood. And by providing a wide range of marketing materials, we will help you do the asking!To learn more about hosting a mobile blood drive at your location, click here!