Published by Kirby Winn on Thursday, March 21, 2024 in News Releases

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker donated blood today (Thurs., March 21) at an ImpactLife blood drive hosted by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Gov. Pritzker was among 50 donors who signed up to give blood in Thursday's blood drive.

“It's gratifying for us here in Springfield to have the opportunity to save lives and donate blood,” said Governor J.B. Pritzker. “Together, Lt. Governor Stratton and I were able to join blood donors from all walks of life in our efforts to keep blood available to help save lives at hospitals across Illinois.”

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thanked Gov. Pritzker and all of Thursday’s donors and the ImpactLife staff for their support throughout. "Every two seconds someone needs blood, but only 3% of the eligible population actually donate. I encourage everyone to take a few moments out of their day and sign up to make a life-saving donation!"

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton

"Blood Centers across the state are in constant demand for blood products year-round," said Lt. Gov. Stratton. “Hosting a blood drive for state employees is a way to lead by example. I'm proud of every person who donated and changed a life today; the people of Illinois have each other's backs." 

To schedule an appointment for blood donation, please call (800) 747-5401, or schedule online at or via the ImpactLife mobile app (

Donors who give blood with ImpactLife through March 31 will receive a voucher to redeem for their choice of an electronic gift card, bonus points to use in the ImpactLife Donor Rewards Store, or an equivalent value donation to support reforestation efforts by the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

ImpactLife Donor Promotions, through March 31

  • Whole blood procedure - at DONOR CENTERS and MOBILE BLOOD DRIVES
    • $10 e-gift card, $10 donation to National Forest Foundation (NFF) OR 500 points
  • Double red cell and plasma only donations
    • $25 e-gift card, $25 donation to NFF OR 1,500 points
  • Platelet donations (donor has given platelets 2+ times previously with ImpactLife)
    • $25 e-gift card, $25 donation to NFF OR 1,500 points
  • Platelet procedure (donor’s first or second attempt to give platelets with ImpactLife)
    • $50 e-gift card, $50 donation to NFF OR 3,000 points
    • Bonus $25 e-gift card for donors offered to all donors who register to donate for their FIRST EVER lifetime donation with ImpactLife, regardless of deferral/completed donation status

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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