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.
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A winter storm impacting Central and Southern Illinois and the St. Louis region has led to cancellation of multiple blood drives. With more snow and ice in the forecast, additional donors are needed to make up for weather-related losses in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The early winter storm comes at a time when the Blood Center is working to make up for an expected decrease in donations due to the holiday. For information on local Donor Centers and blood drives, please call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or use the Blood Center’s IMPACT mobile app (links to Apple iOS and Google Play at www.bloodcenter.org/app).