URGENT NEED for ALL DONATIONS & BLOOD TYPES especially Type O, AB and all types for Platelets. Click here to schedule your donation and help spread the wordThere is no deferral for COVID-19 vaccinations currently being administered in the U.S. and donors are not required to show status. Learn more about our donor eligibility and Coronavirus Pandemic Response. Face masks and appointments are required. Same-day appointments can be made, call 800-747-5401.  

We have a new name, ImpactLife, that better reflects our mission. Read more about our evolution here: www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife 

dei MISSION

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.  

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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. 

Learn more about Red4Life

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

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April 4, 2022 - ABC Statement on the FDA’s Blood Donor Deferral Policy for Men Who Have Sex with Other Men (MSM) & the ADVANCE Study

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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.

Read more about Dr. Joycelyn Elders

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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