Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
Throughout their lives, dedicated volunteer blood donors provide a critical, lifesaving resource that impacts the treatment of patients throughout our region. Many blood donors also choose to help others by registering to become an organ donor.
Organ and tissue donation can represent a final act of generosity on the part of the deceased and can give patients an opportunity to return to healthy, productive lives.
To learn about registering to become an organ donor, see the Donate Life America web site (www.donatelife.net). Because the laws governing organ donation vary by state, each of the states in our service region maintain separate organ donation registries.
In Illinois, see: Donate Life IllinoisIn Iowa, see: Iowa Donor NetworkIn Missouri, see: www.missouriorgandonor.comIn Wisconsin, see: Donate Life Wisconsin
Be the Match: About Marrow Donation