Published by Kirby Winn on Monday, November 14, 2022 in News Releases

Donors who give blood with ImpactLife this holiday season can help provide funding for food banks in addition to supporting our region’s blood supply. Beginning Monday, November 14, ImpactLife will provide all presenting donors with a voucher to redeem for the donor’s choice of an electronic gift card or equivalent value donation to Feeding America, which in turns provides financial support for food banks serving communities across the blood center’s four-state service region and beyond.

“We are so pleased to give donors the opportunity to make an even greater difference by supporting Feeding America,” said Amanda Hess, Vice President, Donor Relations and Marketing. “Under our ‘Good Giving’ promotion, donors can now choose to support nutritional needs in addition to supporting our region’s blood supply. What a great way to give back even more at this critical time of year.” 

Good Giving imageThrough Jan. 15, all donors who come to give blood at ImpactLife donation centers and mobile blood drives will receive a voucher to redeem for their choice of a gift card or equivalent value donation to Feeding America. The value of the gift card or donation will vary depending on the timing and type of donation procedure (for example, whole blood, platelets, or Double Red Cell). For whole blood donations, the value will be $10 per donation but will double in value during the five most critical weeks for the blood supply (dates listed below).

ImpactLife “Good Giving” Promotion 

  • Effective Dates: Nov. 14 through Jan. 15
  • Whole Blood donations: choice of $10 electronic gift card or donation to Feeding America
  • Value doubles to $20 for whole blood donations during critical weeks:
    • Mon. 11/21/2022 - Sun. 11/27/2022 (Thanksgiving)
    • Mon. 12/19/2022 - Sun. 1/1/2023 (Christmas)
    • Mon. 1/2/2023 - Sun. 1/15/2023 (New Years)
  • Automated donation procedures (platelets, plasma, double red cell): choice of $25 electronic gift card or donation to Feeding America
  • Additional program details at

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, Feeding America provided 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Click here to find a local food bank supported by Feeding America. 

Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. For more information, visit

About ImpactLife
ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services 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 and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.


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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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