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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 

facts about Sickle Cell Disease 

  • Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common hereditary disorder and currently affects over 100,000 Americans, predominantly people of African, Middle Eastern, Grecian, Indian, and Latin American descent. 
     
  • Sickle Cell disease causes the body to create abnormal hemoglobin and abnormally ‘sickle’ shaped red blood cells that causes pain and numerous health complication. 
     
  • Because of abnormal hemoglobin, red blood cells to stick together and create a ‘sickle’ shape, which causes pain and health complications. 
     
  • Although there is no cure for Sickle Cell Disease, blood transfusions (supplied exclusively by volunteer blood donors like you!) are a critical part of treatment.
     
  • Many times, blood transfusions can help relieve the pain and complications that occur during a sickle cell episode. 

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Check It Out!

Save time at your next donation with our EarlyQ program!

EarlyQ is a web-based program that allows you to answer the required medical history questions on the day of your donation using your computer or mobile device before you arrive to your appointment. The process is simple, just 4 steps and takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Learn more about EarlyQ

Current Donor Promotion

Donate blood at any of our Donor Centers or Mobile Blood Drive locations through September 12 and get a e-gift card OR 1/4 zip athletic pullover!

Additional Donor Promotions

Shop our Rewards Store!

As a rewards member you'll collect points that can add up to some really great gifts. You can order these items with your points and they will ship directly to you for FREE. Our Donor for Life rewards program is designed to make helping patients as easy and rewarding as possible for blood donors.

View & Shop our Rewards Store!

FREE ImpactLife App!

• Find nearby Donor Centers and mobile blood drives and schedule appointments!
• Track your donation history and review wellness information!
• Use your points in our Donor Rewards Store!

Click here for more information or download via the buttons below!   

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