URGENT NEED for ALL DONATIONS & BLOOD TYPES especially Type O, AB and all types for Platelets. Click here to schedule your donation and help spread the wordThere 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 donor eligibility and Coronavirus Pandemic Response. Face masks and appointments are required. Same-day appointments can be made, call 800-747-5401.  

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

watch Andy's Story

Always active and athletic, Andy dedicated himself to rehabilitation and recovery, eventually joining the Team USA sled hockey team and serving as team Captain in the Paralympic Games. 

He’s now a realtor in Iowa and raising two beautiful children with his wife, Katie. 

Photo credit: Shared Light Photography

Andy needed 22 units of blood to survive serious injuries after he was hit by a train as a teenager. Although he lost his legs in the accident, his life was saved.