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 started giving blood in the 1970s. I did it first because my then-husband was diagnosed with cancer and he couldn’t give anymore so I took his place.The second reason was that it was the right thing to do. I gave until I was diagnosed with diabetes. I recently found out that some diabetics can give blood. I am now going to see if I can give again.It would be something that I could do.”-- Scharell Young