To develop and maintain an inclusive environment supportive of our Values of Character, Competency, Communication, Collaboration, and Commitment, where individuals are welcome to work in support of our mission to provide world-class blood products and services to communities in need.  


Where our team members feel represented, supported, and included. 

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Although blood type or compatibility is not based on race, select rare blood types that are more generally found in African American donors are needed to support patients with sickle cell disease. 

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When it comes to helping patients who need a blood transfusion, blood type matching is usually all that's needed. But in some patients, such as premature babies, children fighting cancer, or those living with sickle cell disease, more advanced matching is required. 

Help build a diverse donor base


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ImpactLife values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion among its employees, volunteers, and donor base.

Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Latest Developments: FDA Draft Guidance on Donor Eligibility

BLOG: ImpactLife Responds To Calls For Change To Donor Eligibility Criteria


Dr. Joycelyn Elders

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian Institution, lists Dr. Joycelyn Elders among its Black Pioneers in Medicine, and for good reason. In 1993, Dr. Elders became the first African American and second woman to serve as Surgeon General of the United States.

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The landmark achievements of Dr. Charles Drew place him among the most influential leaders in the history of blood banking. The uniform standards he established for collecting, processing, and shipping blood donations became the foundation for much of our work today.

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Dr. Charles Drew