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We're excited to announce that our organization is now officially named ImpactLife! Read more about our evolution here: www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife 

Published by Kirby Winn on Friday, September 3, 2021 in News Releases

(Sept. 3, 2021 | Davenport, Iowa) – ImpactLife is asking all eligible donors to make an appointment for blood donation to help support the local blood supply and to make products available for use in the region impacted by Hurricane Ida. To schedule appointments for donation, call (800) 747-5401, schedule online at www.bloodcenter.org, or by using the blood center’s mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app).

“We currently have less than a 3-day supply of many blood components,” said Amanda Hess, Director, Donor and Public Relations. “In fact, we have less than a one-day supply of O-negative red blood cells. It is critical for everyone who can support the blood supply to step forward and make an appointment as soon as possible.”

In addition to meeting needs for local hospitals, ImpactLife may also be asked to provide blood components for the region impacted by Hurricane Ida. Blood providers in the region affected by hurricane have lost donations due to by blood drive cancellations from power outages and storm damage. “It is our mission to always take care of local needs first,” said Mike Rasso, Director, Sales and Inventory. “So, as we manage these requests, we’ll look at collection forecasts and usage trends, but our community comes first.”

Media Clip: Mike Rasso, Director, Sales and Inventory, speaks about blood centers in the region affected by Hurricane Ida needing help from other blood providers.

“Thank You” to Donors: all receive voucher for quarter-zip top or $10 gift card, and entry in $500 gift card drawingImpactLife is excited to offer all blood donors a gift as a special thank you. Everyone who registers to give blood by Sept. 12, 2021 at any ImpactLife donor center or mobile blood drive will receive a voucher to redeem for a long-sleeve, quarter-zip athletic top or a $10 gift card. Additionally, all who come to give will be automatically entered for a chance to be one of three weekly winners to receive a $500 gift card. (Learn more at www.bloodcenter.org/promotions.)

About ImpactLife
ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to 125 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.

ImpactLife recently announced its new name. For more information on the name change, see www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife. For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. 

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Kirby Winn

Kirby Winn serves as Manager, Public Relations for Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Central Illinois Community Blood Center, and Community Blood Services of Illinois. He enjoys working with media to share the stories of patients who have been helped by the generous volunteers w

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