Published by Kirby Winn on Saturday, January 27, 2024 in News Releases

Donors in Saturday's “Love Like Louden” blood drive added 55 donations to our region's blood supply, helping with the recovery of donations lost due to January storms.

Louden LofgrenToday’s event was organized by the family of Louden Lofgren (right) to remember the child they describe as “a loving, energetic, smiling, two-year-old who loved all things in life.” Louden died in 2021 due to bleeding that occurred following a routine medical procedure. Louden’s family organized a blood drive later that year, and their efforts to support our region’s blood supply continue today.

See below for photos from today's blood drive. Photos include Louden's mom, Maggie Lofgren, with his aunt, Olivia Foglesong, as well as Louden's grandpa, Iowa State Senator Mark Lofgren.

Winter weather across our service region has led to a loss of more than 1000 donations this month due to canceled blood drives and donors who’ve had to miss their appointment because of road conditions. ImpactLife is now at a 2-day supply for Type O-positive, O-negative, and B-negative red blood cells.

ImpactLife invites all eligible donors to help with the recovery of the more than 1000 donations lost due to weather during January's National Blood Donor Month. To thank donors who give blood during the month of January, ImpactLife is providing all presenting donors a voucher to redeem for the donor's choice of an electronic gift card, 500 bonus points to use in the Donor Rewards Store, or an equivalent donation to the National Forest Foundation. (Learn more at

Donors may find a nearby Donor Center or mobile blood drive by calling (800) 747-5401, or schedule online at, or with the ImpactLife mobile app (

Love Like Louden Photos

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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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