Published by Kirby Winn on Monday, July 24, 2023 in News Releases
Facing an urgent need for additional donations, ImpactLife is now providing blood donors with a new opportunity to increase the impact of their donation. Now through September 10, everyone who comes to give blood at ImpactLIfe donor centers or mobile blood drives will receive a voucher to redeem for the donor’s choice of an electronic gift card or an equivalent value contribution to AdoptAClassroom.org.
The new promotion comes during a challenging period for our region’s blood supply. O-positive and O-negative red blood cell inventories have ranged from just 1.5 days to a 3-days in recent weeks. ImpactLife seeks to maintain a 5- to 7-day supply for all blood types and components to optimally meet patient needs across our region. The projection for the rate of blood donation remains low in the weeks ahead, so donor recruitment teams are ramping up messaging and appealing to all eligible donors to help improve appointment schedules over the next week through Labor Day Weekend.
To find an ImpactLife Donor Center location or or mobile blood drive, call (800) 747-5401, schedule online at www.bloodcenter.org/locations or via the ImpactLife mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app).
ImpactLife Donor Rewards: July 24 through September 10
- Whole blood donations at mobile blood drives: $10 gift card OR $10 AdoptAClassroom.org donation
- Whole blood donations at ImpactLife donor center locations: $25 gift card OR $25 AdoptAClassroom.org donation
- First-time donation at ImpactLife donor center location: $50 gift card OR $50 AdoptAClassroom.org donation (see news release)
- Platelet, plasma, or double red cell donations: $25 gift card OR $25 AdoptAClassroom.org donation
- First or second time platelet donation: $50 gift card OR $50 AdoptAClassroom.org donation
AdoptAClassroom.org believes every child deserves the tools and materials they need to learn and thrive in school. To achieve this, teachers are spending an average of $860 of their own money each year on their classrooms. AdoptAClassroom.org is a national nonprofit that funds PreK-12 teachers and schools across the U.S. to help equip more classrooms and students for success, and offset the financial burden on teachers. Since 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org has raised $65 million and equipped more than 6.4 million students across the U.S. The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization holds the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest transparency rating offered by Candid/GuideStar. For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org/teach.
ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services and emergency services providers to 124 hospitals 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 22 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, see www.bloodcenter.org and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.