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.
"Donating is one easy way to give of yourself to help others survive." Tom Tyler
Tom Tyler (pictured with his daughter Tara) was just two donations shy of being an 18 gallon blood donor, when it unexpectedly became his turn to receive. His open heart surgery went well, but he ended up requiring two units of blood, post-operation. One of the first things he did once he was able? Donate blood, of course. He can now officially call himself a 19+ gallon donor.