DUE TO STORMS & WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES, Cedar Rapids and Iowa Donor Centers Closed Tuesday August 11th; All Other Centers Are Open and Welcome Donation Appointments.  

UPDATE - Recent changes to donor eligibility criteria will permit donations by many donors previously deferred due to exposure Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (vCJD or Mad Cow Disease). Questions about this change? Please fill out the deferral/eligibility inquiry form.

Click here for our response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) including information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on blood donation being permitted during Stay at Home directives. Click here for care provider and self-referrals for convalescent plasma donors for those that had a positive molecular test (also called PCR or polymerase chain reaction) and are fully recovered from COVID-19.  Email or call 833-610-1025 with questions.

JOINING IS FAST

IMPACT is our donor loyalty and scheduling program. Loyalty members receive exclusive items for their tremendous impact as volunteer blood donors. It is our way of appreciating the efforts you take to help save lives. Every donation gets you closer to earning your favorite blood center gear. Did we mention you get FREE points for just activating your online account? It's time to treat yourself!

EARNING IS SIMPLE

There are so many great reasons to join:

•    Get FREE t-shirts, tech accessories, drinkware, & more 
•    Schedule ahead at a location near you 
•    Double check appointment details 
•    Track your wellness data 
•    Easily view double point, triple point, and holiday hero days

DONATION TYPE POINTS
Deferral 50
Whole Blood 100
Platelet Apheresis 150
Red Cell Apheresis (Double Red Cell) 200
Granulocyte 300

JOIN REWARDS NOW!

COLLECTING IS FUN

As a loyalty member you'll collect points that can add up to some really great gifts. We have recently added NEW ways to earn! On January 1, 2020, we launched an updated Donor for Life rewards program designed to make helping patients as easy and rewarding as possible for blood donors.

Please note, bonuses marked with an * below do not apply to donation activity prior to 1/1/2020. Email impact@mvrbc.org if you have any questions regarding bonuses.

BONUS

WHOLE
BLOOD

RED CELL APHERESIS
(DOUBLE RED CELL)

PLATELET // PLASMA
APHERESIS

NEW DONOR
All procedures and deferrals are eligible for this one-time bonus at any location
200 200 200
LOYALTY ENROLLMENT
Create an online loyalty account and receive a one-time bonus
100 100 100
DOWNLOAD APP*
Download and login to our mobile app and receive a one-time bonus
200 200 200
TEXT OPT-IN
Sign up for text messages and receive a one-time bonus
200 200 200
SCHEDULE AHEAD
Earn every time you schedule in advance. Points awarded upon visit.
50 50 50
HOLIDAY HERO*
Make at least 2 donations on a holiday in the same calendar year
400 400 400
FREQUENT DONOR*
Donate any procedure 3 times in the same calendar year
400 400 400
FREQUENT UNIVERSAL DONOR*
*For blood types: O negative, O positive, AB negative, AB positive only. Donate whole blood or platelets 4 times or double red cells 3 times in the same calendar year.
800* 800* 800*
FREQUENT APHERESIS DONOR OR PLASMA DONOR BRONZE*
Donate platelets or plasma 6 times in the same calendar year
N/A N/A 1000
FREQUENT APHERESIS DONOR OR PLASMA DONOR SILVER*
Donate platelets or plasma 12 times in the same calendar year
N/A N/A 1250
FREQUENT APHERESIS DONOR OR PLASMA DONOR GOLD*
Donate platelets or plasma 18+ times in the same calendar year
N/A N/A 1500
MILESTONE DONOR*
Recognition for every interval of 8 donations
500 500 500

Please note, bonuses marked in the table with an * do not apply to donation activity prior to 1/1/2020. Email impact@mvrbc.org if you have any questions regarding bonuses.

ENROLLING IS EASY

We are thankful for your dedication to make a difference. And, we want you to enjoy exclusive and FREE rewards! Enroll now and receive 200 points just for signing up. 

DOWNLOAD APP SIGN UP FOR REWARDS ONLINE

  1. Create Account
  2. Collect Points
  3. Receive Rewards
     

EARN ON-THE-GO 

Download our free mobile app and receive 200 bonus points! 

DOWNLOAD APP
 

FAQs

  • How do I join the Donor for Life Loyalty Program?

    To activate your personal loyalty account SIGN UP here. You will receive 100 points as a special SIGN UP bonus and will continue earning points as you donate. Additional tips and steps for setting up your donor account are found here or watch the quick 2 minute video below!

  • How do I schedule my next appointment?

    You can schedule your next appointment through your loyalty account by logging in here or through our app. We know it can be a little tricky with so many options, so if you would rather call to schedule your appointment, you can reach us at (800) 747-5401.

  • How many points does my donation earn?

    Starting July 2017, every donor receives points for every donation, according to the table below. 

    There are many other ways to earn points including opting-in to text, downloading our app, scheduling ahead and more! Please click here to view our points summary chart.

    DONATION TYPE POINTS
    Deferral 50
    Whole Blood 100
    Platelet Apheresis 150
    Red Cell Apheresis (Double Red Cell) 200
    Granulocyte 300

  • What days count for Holiday Hero?

    To earn 400 points, make at least 2 donations in the same calendar year on a holiday date found HERE.

  • What days count for Double Points?

    Earn points twice as fast by donating on one of our critical days found HERE.

  • What days count for Triple Points?

    Earn points three times as fast by donating on one of our critical days found HERE.

  • What are drawing days?

    Donate for a chance to win a $250 VISA gift card during one of our critical weeks found HERE.

  • What happens to unused points?

    Unused reward points will only expire after 18 months from your last donation attempt.

  • How quickly do I see my points after donation?

    Please wait at least 2-3 days after a donation for your reward points to appear within your account. 

  • How do I purchase an item in the loyalty store?

    Once signed in, choose Loyalty Store from the menu at the top of your screen. Click on the images of each gift to learn more about the item. Simply add your favorites to your cart, confirm your order, and checkout! You can also choose to donate your points back to the Blood Center, which helps us continue to improve our service to our partner hospitals and the wider community.

  • Why do I only have points from recent donations?

    Before July 2017, only donors enrolled in the loyalty program would receive points for their donations. Donors that created accounts before July 2017 will see their older points. However, those who create an account now will not be automatically credited for previous donations. The great news is that in our new system, everyone receives points regardless of creating an account! If you believe the point information on your account is incorrect, please contact the Donor Rewards Help Desk at: (800) 747-5401 or email IMPACT@mvrbc.org 

  • When will I receive the item I ordered from the loyalty store?

    You should receive your gift(s) within 4 weeks from the date the order was placed. Please note that some items may ship separately.

  • What if I don’t receive my order or I receive the wrong item?

    Please confirm that it has been 4 full weeks since your order. If you are still missing your order or have a question about the item received, call the Donor Rewards Help Desk at: (800) 747-5401 or email IMPACT@mvrbc.org 

  • What if I want to return my item?

    We want you to be satisfied with your gift choice. Most products can be returned in new condition, with the original packaging (including accessories, manuals and parts) within 60 days of the day you received the item, to your nearest donor center. If you do not live near a donor center or have any questions about returning an item, please contact us at IMPACT@mvrbc.org for additional options. 

    For items that arrived damaged or incorrectly, we will work to replace this for you to the best of our ability. 

    For items that do not fit or operate as expected, we will work to either find another option that works for you or refund your points spent on that item. 

    While rare, we do reserve the right to limit or decline an exchange or point refund on a case by case basis. 

  • What is the difference between donating WB, DRBC, and PHE?
    • Whole Blood (WB) donations extract several blood components, including: red cells, platelets, white cells, clotting factors, and plasma. Donating whole blood saves not one--but multiple lives. All blood types are qualified to donate. You can donate this procedure every 56 days and up to 6 times per year.
       
    • Red Cell Apheresis/Double Red Blood Cell (DRBC) donations use an automated procedure that enables the donor to give the equivalent of two units of red cells. Qualifying blood types include: A negative, B negative, O negative, and O positive. You can donate this procedure every 112 days and up to 3 times per year.
       
    • Apheresis (PHE) donations involve a process where the needed component is separated from whole blood and the remaining components are returned to the donor. All blood types are qualified to donate. You can donate this procedure every 7 days and up to 24 times per year.
  • Have additional questions about the Rewards Program?

    We are happy to help you with any questions or issues you may experience. Please contact the Donor Rewards Help Desk at (800) 747-5401 or email IMPACT@mvrbc.org