Published by Kirby Winn on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 in News Releases
(Feb. 2, 2022 | Davenport, Iowa) – Large portions of the ImpactLife service region are being hit with a severe winter storm today. Heavy snow and high winds are causing closures and cancellations in eastern Missouri, southeast Iowa, and across much of Illinois and may disrupt blood collection in the affected region for many days.
ImpactLife expects losses to exceed 200 donations on Wednesday alone. Blood inventories are at 1.5 days for type O-negative, O-positive, and AB-negative red blood cells. All other blood types are at approximately a 3-day supply and platelet donations from all blood types are greatly needed as well. It will be critical to make up for losses by increasing appointments in communities outside the storm’s footprint. Schedule today by calling (800) 747-5401, online at www.bloodcenter.org, or by using the ImpactLife mobile app.
“Thank You” to Donors: all receive voucher for ImpactLife donor T-Shirt or gift card
All donors who register to give blood through March 20, 2022 at any ImpactLife donor center or mobile blood drive will receive a voucher to redeem for a gift card or the ImpactLife Saint Patrick’s Day-themed “Feelin’ Lucky” t-shirt. (Learn more at www.bloodcenter.org/promotions.)
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 22 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.