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Published by Kirby Winn on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in News Releases

One of the nation’s largest blood drives is set to take place this coming Friday and Saturday (December 10 and 11) at seven locations across the St. Louis region. The KSHE Winter Blood Drive is expected to provide more than 2000 donations and comes at just the right time for the region’s blood supply. Events are scheduled December 10 and 11, with additional blood drives planned for Dec. 16 (Litchfield, Illinois) and Dec. 17 (Eureka, Missouri).

To schedule an appointment for donation, call (800) 747-5401 or schedule online at www.bloodcenter.org/KSHE, or via the ImpactLife mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app). 

Donations are greatly needed at this time of year to ensure the blood supply is sufficient to meet patient needs during the holiday season, which can be a challenging time for the blood supply. ImpactLife seeks to collect approximately 3600 donations every week to support a five- to seven-day supply of all blood components across its entire service region. While projections for the month of December are significantly below that number, a successful KSHE Winter Blood Drive will help keep the blood supply on pace to meet patient needs.

Donors to receive KSHE Winter Blood Drive T-shirts, entry in drawing for Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets

KSHE Winter Blood Drive shirt artEveryone who comes to give blood will receive the limited-edition KSHE Winter Blood Drive T-shirt (right) and automatic entry into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert at Enterprise Center on Thursday, December 30 (one winner for a pair of tickets chosen from each blood drive location). 

The KSHE Summer Blood Drive was first held in 1984 to help support the blood supply during this critical time of year. Since that time, the KSHE listening audience has become a reliable base of support for the blood supply during the summer and holiday season, with nearly 5000 listeners participating in the July and December blood drives every year.

About ImpactLife

ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to 126 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. ImpactLife operates 20 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 www.bloodcenter.org and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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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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