Published by Kirby Winn on Monday, August 29, 2022 in News Releases
Facing just a one- to three-day supply of most blood components, ImpactLife is announcing special hours at many of its donor center locations on Labor Day. Nineteen of the blood center’s 22 donor center locations will be open for donors who wish to support the region’s blood supply on Monday, September 5. (See listing of special hours, below.)
To schedule an appointment for donation, call (800) 747-5401 or schedule online at www.bloodcenter.org, or via the Blood Center's mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app).
After a period of low donation rates, ImpactLife blood inventories are at just a one-day supply for type O-negative red blood cells and a 2- to 3-day supply for O-positive, A-negative, A-positive, B-positive, and B-negative blood types. The blood center strives to maintain a five-day supply for all blood types. And with blood and platelet donations in constant use at hospitals, ImpactLife looks to add appointments in the days before, during, and after Labor Day Weekend.
Labor of Love
Shyneeta Rush, a Donor Services Supervisor, is a team leader on mobile blood drives. Before coming to ImpactLife six years ago, she was trained as a CDL driver and still uses her driving experience by getting behind the wheel of the ImpactLife donor bus.
“I don’t look at it as a job. It’s a mission for me. Our highest calling is to help other people,” said Shyneeta (pictured with her nephew, Mykale, and an ImpactLife donor bus).
In addition to leading a Donor Services team, Shyneeta also serves as a coordinator for mobile blood drives, with her next event scheduled for NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, September 17.
ImpactLife has been challenged by lower staffing levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those wishing to join the blood center’s mission will find a listing of employment opportunities and the blood center’s online application at www.bloodcenter.org/apply.
Donor center locations open on Monday, September 5
schedule online, or by calling (800) 747-5401 or texting 999-777
Burlington, Iowa - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Lindale Crossing) - 7 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Williams Parkway) - 7 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Coralville, Iowa - 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Crestwood, Missouri - 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Danville, Illinois - 7:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Davenport, Iowa (Lakeview Parkway) - 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Davenport, Iowa (West) - 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dubuque, Iowa - 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fairview Heights, Illinois - 10 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Galesburg, Illinois - 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Macomb, Illinois - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Moline, Illinois - 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Muscatine, Iowa - 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ottumwa, Iowa - 6:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Saint Peters, Missouri - 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Springfield, Illinois - 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Urbana, Illinois - 7:30 a.m. - noon
ImpactLife Donor Promotions
To thank those who support the blood center’s lifesaving mission at this critical time of year, ImpactLife is pleased to offer the following donor promotions for all who come to give blood at ImpactLife donor centers and mobile blood drives. (For more information on donor promotions, see www.bloodcenter.org/promotions.)
Donor Rewards Points
- Provided with all donations, with the value based on donation procedure type; Triple Point Days scheduled August 29 through September 5 (for more information, see: ImpactLife Donor Rewards)
$20 e-gift card (or donor’s choice of 500 bonus points for ImpactLife Donor Rewards Store)
- Voucher provided to all donors giving at ImpactLife Donor Centers (locations) through Sept. 11
$10 e-gift card (or donor’s choice of 500 bonus points for ImpactLife Donor Rewards Store)
- Voucher provided to all donors giving at ImpactLife mobile blood drives (locations) through Sept. 11
$25 e-gift card
- Voucher provided to all donors giving a Double Red Cell donation or a platelet donation for at least third time with ImpactLife (locations) through Sept. 11
$50 e-gift card
- Voucher provided to all donors giving platelet donations for the first or second time (locations) through Sept. 11
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 www.bloodcenter.org and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.