Published by Kirby Winn on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in News Releases
Due to ongoing concern over the rate of blood donation during the summer months, ImpactLife will temporarily increase the value of electronic gift cards given to donors who give blood at one of the 22 specific ImpactLife donor center locations (see list of donor center locations at https://www.bloodcenter.org/donate/locations/). Through July 31, donors who schedule their donations at ImpactLife donor centers will be given a voucher to redeem for their choice of a $20 e-gift card or 500 bonus points to use in the ImpactLife Donor Rewards Store. ImpactLife donor center locations have more availability for donation appointments and are open weekly, multiple days per week. The added bonus reward may help those who have to travel a little farther to get to their nearest donor center facility.
NOTE: Donors giving at mobile blood drives will continue to receive a voucher to redeem for a $10 e-gift card or 500 bonus points to use in the Donor Rewards Store. (See below for complete information on ImpactLife donor promotions.)
To schedule, call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenter.org, or download the ImpactLife mobile app at www.bloodcenter.org/app.
Thank the Donor: Transfusion Recipients Share Thanks
ImpactLife’s Thank the Donor program connects transfusion recipients with the donor whose blood the patient actually received. To date, nearly 800 messages of appreciation have been sent to donors, including this recent photo and message:
“Thank you for your selfless donation. My 2-year old daughter was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on May 25. This is her seventh blood transfusion.”
~ A Transfusion Recipient’s Mother, submitted via Thank the Donor
More information at www.bloodcenter.org/thankthedonor
“For a patient in need, donated blood can change everything,” said Emily Roebuck, Manager, Donor Programs and Communications. “ImpactLife is thrilled to give everyone another great reason to join us in giving blood, giving back, and feeling great during a summer of such high need.”
In recent weeks, our region’s blood supply has been as low as just a one- to two-day supply for type O-negative and O-positive red blood cells. ImpactLife urges all eligible and potential donors to schedule appointments for donation during the final weeks of July and into early August. “Patients at our local hospitals rely on blood that is voluntarily given by our donors, and every day there are patients that need blood to survive.” said Amanda Hess, Vice President, Donor Relations and Marketing.
ImpactLife Donor Promotions
$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
$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 July 31
$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
Donor Rewards Points
- Provided with all donations, with the value based on donation procedure type; Double and Triple Point Days apply (for more information, see: ImpactLife Donor Rewards)
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.
For additional facts and infographics about the blood supply, see www.bloodcenter.org/about/news/images