ImpactLife ships blood components to the region affected by Hurricane Ian
DAVENPORT, Iowa, September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ImpactLife is participating in a national response to provide blood to the region affected by Hurricane Ian. After sending a shipment of type O red blood cells, the blood center anticipates needing additional red blood cell and platelet donations to maintain blood supplies to local hospitals and for continued support of the hurricane region. . For more information on local donation centers and mobile blood drives, call (800) 747-5401, visit www.bloodcenter.org, or schedule through the ImpactLife mobile app, available at www.bloodcenter.org/ app.
ImpactLife is part of a resource-sharing network of nonprofit community blood centers that responds to needs across the country when called upon. As residents of the affected region prepared for Hurricane Ian, hospitals and blood suppliers requested help from other parts of the country.
“We expect donors in the affected region will be unable to donate blood when the hurricane hits, either due to power outages, evacuations or shelter-in-place,” said Mike Parejko, CEO of ImpactLife. “We know that blood components will be needed for ongoing patient care in the region, and we are pleased to join other blood suppliers in the United States in meeting this need.”
ImpactLife will prioritize local needs before shipping blood components outside of the blood center’s direct service region. “We will need to increase our donations this week and next week to continue meeting local needs while supporting the area affected by Hurricane Ian,” said Amanda HesseVice President, Donor Relations and Marketing.
ImpactLife Donor Promotion
Through November 13, all donors will receive a voucher to redeem for an e-gift card or ImpactLife Blood Group Cup when coming to donate blood at any ImpactLife Donor Center or Mobile Blood Drive. For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org/promotions.
ImpactLife is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides blood services to 124 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouriand Wisconsin, as well as resource sharing partners across the country. Services extend from south-central Wisconsin at St. Louis, Missouri and of Danville, Ill. at Chariton, Iowa. (See a map of the ImpactLife service region.) ImpactLife operates 22 donor centers and conducts approximately 5,000 mobile blood drives each year to provide blood components needed for patient transfusions at hospitals in our region.
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