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.
From donor recruitment to testing, processing and distribution, the end result of all of our efforts is the service we provide to patients in need. We are proud to be the provider of blood products and services to 88 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin from six regional distribution hubs. As inventory allows, additional units are provided to hospitals across the country through a national resource sharing program.
In addition to providing blood products to our service hospitals, we also offer training programs and consultations to help our partners in the medical community stay current on trends in transfusion medicine and optimize their use of blood products to improve treatment outcomes.
Use this section of the web site to access our Customer Connection and Reaction Report forms, licensing documentation and information on upcoming professional development programs.