Over the past three weeks, the Blood Center has been forced to cancel dozens of blood drives (68, and counting) leading to a loss of more than 2200 donations due to record cold tempatures, snow, and ice.
If you are able to safely travel to donate blood this week, please do. To find a donation location near you, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app.
With another winter storm on the way to portions of our service region, we will continue to provide information on the impact of winter weather at www.bloodcenter.org/weather.
As a not-for-profit community blood center, we depend fully on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to fulfill our mission. And as the provider of blood products and services to more than seven dozen hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, we are an integral part of the communities we serve. We hope to foster even greater connections within our service region through our community outreach programs.
We are proud to be a part of your community, and thank you for your ongoing support of your community Blood Center.