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We have a new name, ImpactLife, that better reflects our mission. Read more about our evolution here: www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife 

Published by Kirby Winn on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in News Releases

ImpactLife will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new Donor Center in Fairview Heights on Wednesday, March 23. Local donors have provided 60 to 70 donations per week at this location, adding crucial support for the region’s blood supply since opening in late January. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. (Wed., March 23) with remarks from ImpactLife and the Metro-East Regional Chamber of Commerce beginning at noon. 

Fairview Heights Donor CenterThe Donor Center is located at 10900B Lincoln Trail (Midway Plaza) in Fairview Heights. Local donors, news media, and Chamber of Commerce representatives are invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature remarks on the blood supply, information on blood donation, and a light lunch. 

ImpactLife Open House & Ribbon-Cutting
10900B Lincoln Trail, Midway Plaza
Fairview Heights, Illinois
Wednesday, March 23
Doors open at 11:30, Ribbon-cutting at Noon

The new Donor Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Appointments are required for donation. To schedule, call (800) 747-5401 or schedule online at www.bloodcenter.org, or via the ImpactLife mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app). 

ImpactLife is a not-for-profit provider of blood components to 125 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin and collects donations on mobile blood drives as well as ImpactLife Donor Centers spread across the blood center’s service region. ImpactLife also operates donation centers in Crestwood and Saint Peters, Missouri and has a regional operations hub, laboratory, and product distribution center in Earth City.

Donors Invited to “Give Back & Go Green”
ImpactLife announced a new promotion earlier this week in which donors will have the opportunity to have a tree planted on their behalf in a U.S. National Forest. From March 21 through May 15, all presenting donors will be given a “Give Back & Go Green” voucher to redeem for a gift card and a tree to be planted by National Forest Foundation on their behalf. (For more information, see Give Back & Go Green news release or www.bloodcenter.org/tree. )

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. (See a map of the ImpactLife service region.) ImpactLife operates 21 Donor Centers and holds approximately 5000 mobile blood drives annually to provide blood components needed for patient transfusions at hospitals throughout our region.

ImpactLife announced its new name in May 2021. 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 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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