URGENT/CRITICAL NEED for ALL DONATIONS & BLOOD TYPES especially Type O. Click here to schedule your donation and help spread the word!

There is no deferral for COVID-19 vaccinations currently being administered in the U.S. and donors are not required to show status. Learn more about our Coronavirus Pandemic Response and COVID-19 Vaccinations. Face masks and appointments are required. Appointments can be made the day of donation by contacting us at 800-747-5401.  

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 Saturday, June 12, 2021 in News Releases

Blood providers across the United States and in our region report critically low inventories and ask all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood. For ImpactLife, donations during the week of May 31 were the lowest since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Midwest. This is due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 blood drive cancellations as well as the Memorial Day holiday. To schedule an appointment for donation, call (800) 747-5401 or schedule online at www.bloodcenter.org, or via the Blood Center's mobile app (www.bloodcenter.org/app).

Joint Statement: Nation Urged to Give Blood for Hospital Patients this June (June 11, 2021)

Questions on the blood supply? Please contact Kirby Winn, Manager, Public Relations at kwinn@impactlife.org or (563) 349-1571.

Additional resources: The Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) provides a set of Public Awareness Resources at www.adrp.org/Public-Awareness-Resources, including:

  • Blood Donation PSA
  • Materials for World Blood Donor
  • Photos and graphics
  • Information on Sickle Cell Awareness Month

ImpactLife, provider of blood components to more than 120 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Learn about our name change at www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife.

About The Author

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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