Published by Kirby Winn on Friday, April 19, 2024 in News Releases

ImpactLife is responding to an immediate need for additional donors to support our region’s blood supply. Through April 30, donors will now receive a voucher to redeem for a $20 e-gift card (or Good Giving donation to Best Friends Animal Society) when giving at ImpactLife Donor Center locations.

Throughout the year, ImpactLife has a goal of collecting at least 3600 donors per week to provide a 5- to 7-day supply of all blood types. Following a recent decrease in the rate of blood donation, ImpactLife currently has a 2.5-day supply of type O-negative red blood cells and a 2-day supply of type O-positive. Platelet donations from all blood types are also greatly needed.

ImpactLife blood inventory levels
ImpactLife blood inventory levels (Thurs., April 25) -- type O-negative at 2.5-day supply, O-positive at 2-day supply.

To help increase the rate of blood donation through April 30, all donors who come to give blood at ImpactLife donor centers will receive a voucher to redeem for the donor’s choice of an electronic gift card or an equivalent value "Good Giving" contribution to Best Friends Animal Society.

To find an ImpactLife Donor Center location or mobile blood drive, call (800) 747-5401, schedule online at or via the ImpactLife mobile app (

As of April 3, inventory levels for type O-negative red blood cells were approaching critical levels with just a 2.5-day supply of O-negative available. Platelet donations from all blood types are also greatly needed.To schedule an appointment for blood donation, please call (800) 747-5401, or schedule online at or via the ImpactLife mobile app (

ImpactLife UmbrellaImpactLife Donor Promotions (April 1-30)

This month's featured item in the ImpactLife Donor Rewards Store is a retro-styled travel umbrella. Value of the electronic gift card or donation to Best Friends Animal Society will depend on the donor's donation type:

  • Whole blood procedure - at DONOR CENTERS 
    • $20 gift card, $20 donation OR 500 points
  • Whole blood procedure - at MOBILES 
    • $10 gift card, $10 donation OR 500 points
  • Double red procedures; plasma only procedures
    • $25 gift card, $25 donation OR 1,500 points
  • Platelet procedure (donor has given platelets 2+ times previously with ImpactLife)
    • $25 gift card, $25 donation OR 1,500 points
  • Platelet procedure (donor's first or second attempt to ever give platelets with ImpactLife)
    • $50 gift card, $50 donation OR 3,000 points

Good Giving: supporting Best Friends Animal Society through June 30ImpactLife Good Giving

Donors who come to give blood with ImpactLife April 1 - June 30, 2024 will receive a voucher to redeem for bonus points, an electronic gift card, OR a donation to Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends Animal Society is working across the country to give pets a second chance and happy homes. Their partner network is comprised of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like ours across the country.

To learn more about our Good Giving program, see

Learn about ImpactLife's support for canine blood transfusions

About ImpactLife

ImpactLife is a nonprofit community organization providing blood services to more than 120 hospitals and emergency medical service providers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, as well as resource sharing partners across the country. Services extend from southcentral Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri and from Danville, Illinois to Chariton, Iowa. (See a map of the ImpactLife service region.) ImpactLife operates 23 Donor Centers and holds approximately 5000 mobile blood drives annually to provide blood components needed for patient transfusions at hospitals throughout our region.

For more information on blood inventories and donor promotions, see and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.


About The Author

Kirby Winn

Kirby Winn serves as Manager, Public Relations for ImpactLife. He enjoys working with media across the blood center's service region to share the stories of patients who have been helped by the generous volunteers who support our mission.

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