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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. As part of the healthcare community, we are still requiring masks for donors, staff, volunteers and visitors to our facilities and blood drives but will provide updates if this changes. We will provide a mask for those who need one. Appointments are required but 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 

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.