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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC)





Trauma season is here. Hospital emergency rooms and EMS providers annually see an increase in injury cases corresponding with the spring and summer months. Many patients who are injured in outdoor activities will receive blood transfusions in the ER. Help us maintain a strong and stable blood supply through the summer months! Learn more about Emergency Response. 

YouTube Playlist: Pre-Hospital Transfusion  

urgent need


Platelets must be used within seven days of collection, so there is an ongoing need for daily platelet donations across the ImpactLife service region. Learn more about Platelets.

Urgent Need: O+ and O- blood donors


We have a critically low supply of O- and O+ blood right now. Learn more about our Rapid Response Team.

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what's new

donor with mixed reality headsetMIXED REALITY
Say hello to the HoloLens 2, your companion for a donation journey like never before. We're thrilled to introduce an innovative and immersive experience that transforms your act of generosity into something truly extraordinary!

Learn more about mixed reality here.

In 2024, we celebrate 50 Years of Saving Lives. Over the years, we've grown and merged across the Midwest from small, independent, community nonprofits to evolve into ImpactLife. We're still an independent, community nonprofit, only we're not so small. Today, our team is 800+ strong across four states.

Join us in celebrating this year! 

blood center blog

Jake TaylorQ & A with Jake Taylor, DVM DABVP  
We share a lot of information about lifesaving difference blood transfusions can make for patients at the hospitals we serve, but did you know dogs and cats can also receive blood transfusions? 

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Blood Types Needed

Many variables can impact our blood inventories such as weather, holidays or tragic events.  Every day, patients who need blood are in crisis and you can help by volunteering to donate.  Less than 10% of the population gives blood, so donors that give on a regular basis are important to meet these needs. Schedule an appointment today!

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Check It Out!


"Our son's cancer treatment just ended, but unfortunately his bone marrow is a bit slow producing platelets. He's needed consistent platelets every week since April 1st, during radiation. Since his platelets are low, he does have some constant bleeding going on. He's needed blood transfusions about every other week. We can't thank you enough for your donation. "

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Shop our Rewards Store!

As a rewards member you'll collect points that can add up to some really great gifts. You can order these items with your points and they will ship directly to you for FREE. Our Donor for Life rewards program is designed to make helping patients as easy and rewarding as possible for blood donors.

View & Shop our Rewards Store!

Download our FREE ImpactLife App!

• Find nearby Donor Centers and mobile blood drives and schedule appointments!
• Track your donation history and review wellness information!
• Use your points in our Donor Rewards Store!

Click here for more information or download via the buttons below!   

download ImpactLife app on apple app store  get blood center impact app for free on google play store

Diversity | Equity | Inclusion

ImpactLife serves a diverse population that encompasses a wide range of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, religions, ages, and abilities. By valuing diversity in our staff, volunteer and donor base, we are better able to serve the diverse communities of our service region.

 Click here for information on DEI Initiative

Current Donor Rewards

July 1 - 31, 2024

All donors who register to give in the month of July will be eligible to get their choice of an electronic gift card, donation to Make-A-Wish® chapters in our service region (Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin).

See below for additional information and opportunities for donor rewards!

Schedule a Donation How to Earn Points  Redeem Points in Rewards Store

Give EarlyQ Review a Try!

EarlyQ Review is a great way to streamline our donor experience! It allows us to register, review donor questionnaire, obtain any necessary information and determine donor eligibility before traveling to the donation site! You will be prompted at the end of the questionnaire if you want to proceed with EarlyQ Review which will send your results to our staff to review and follow-up if needed!

Showing Our Pride

Moving to Individual Donor Assessment creates more equitable donor eligibility standards for prospective blood donors by using gender-inclusive, individual sexual behavior-based questions in pre-donation screening. 

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