Published by Kirby Winn on Friday, June 14, 2024 in News Releases

ImpactLife joins blood providers worldwide in celebrating June 14 as World Blood Donor Day. With just a 2-day supply of type O-negative and O-positive red blood cells, the blood center is asking all eligible donors to schedule an appointment for blood donation to help improve our region's blood supply in the early weeks of summer.  

Urgent Type O
ImpactLife has just a 2-day supply of Type O-positive and O-negative red blood cells (June 14)

To schedule, call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401, visit, or download the ImpactLife mobile app at

About World Blood Donor Day
Observed annually on June 14, World Blood Donor Day commemorates the birth of Dr. Karl Landsteiner, whose research identified the main blood groups: type A, type B, type AB and type O, as well as the Rh-factor in blood. Blood providers worldwide mark World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and by thanking volunteer donors for providing a lifesaving resource in their communities.

Blood Donors Save Lives! View transfusion recipient stories here.

ImpactLife Donor Promotions (through June 30) 
To thank donors who give blood during this critical time of year, ImpactLife will provide all presenting donors with a voucher to redeem for their choice of an electronic gift card, bonus points to use in the Donor Rewards Store, or an equivalent donation to Best Friends Animal Society via the blood center’s “Good Giving” program.

  • Whole blood donation (Donor Centers and mobile blood drives)
    • $20 gift card, $20 donation OR 1,000 points
  • Double red and plasma only donations 
    • $25 gift card, $25 donation OR 1,500 points
  • Platelet donations (donors who have given platelets 2+ times previously with ImpactLife)
    • $25 gift card, $25 donation OR 1,500 points
  • Platelet donations (donor’s first or second attempt to ever give platelets with ImpactLife)
    • $50 gift card, $50 donation OR 3,000 points

The Popcorn Shoppe helps celebrate ImpactLife’s 50th Anniversary
50th Birthday BlendEstablished in 1974, ImpactLife is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. We've partnered with The Popcorn Shoppe in Peoria, Illinois, to create 50th Birthday Blend, a delicious combination of flavors inspired by the blood center’s brand colors: red (cherry), blue (red raspberry) and yellow (lemon). Through June 21st, The Popcorn Shoppe is donating 20% of 50th Birthday Blend sales to ImpactLife. To purchase, visit The Popcorn Shoppe (4700 N. University Ave., Peoria) or shop online.

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. The blood center operates 23 Donor Centers and holds approximately 5000 mobile blood drives annually to provide blood components needed by hospitals and in pre-hospital emergency response 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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