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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 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in News Releases

(Sept. 1, 2021 | Davenport, Iowa) – ImpactLife will recognize pediatric cancer patients throughout the month of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  While the blood center works with pediatric cancer patients and their families year-round, it will emphasize Childhood Cancer in social media posts and donor outreach during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The awareness campaign comes at a time when ImpactLife blood inventories are at or below a 3-day supply for most blood types. All eligible donors are asked to schedule appointments for donation by calling (800) 747-5401, scheduling online at www.bloodcenter.org, or via the blood center's mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app). To thank those who give in September, ImpactLife will provide donors a voucher to redeem for their choice of a gift card or donor shirt.

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The monthlong campaign will focus on the difference donors can make for children in treatment for cancer, such as Kale and Hudson. The blood services provider also encourages donors to use and share social media graphics and patient stories available on the ImpactLife web site: https://www.bloodcenter.org/donate/spread-the-word/childhood-cancer/.   
 
Online resources include patient testimonials, frames for profile pictures, cover photos, social media graphics, links to videos, and more. 

About ImpactLife
ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to more than 120 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 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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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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