Tri-State ImpactLife Supplements Blood Supply In Hurricane Hit Florida
According to a press release from the organization, ImpactLife, a not-for-profit community blood center, is playing a vital role in the national response to address the critical blood supply shortage in the wake of Hurricane Idalia's devastating impact on Florida. The organization, as part of a broader resource sharing network, is actively engaged in ensuring that the affected region receives the life-saving blood components it urgently requires.
The aftermath of Hurricane Idalia has left many residents in the affected area unable to donate blood due to power outages, evacuations, and sheltering in place. Recognizing this dire need, ImpactLife is stepping up to support hospitals and blood providers in the region.
Importantly, ImpactLife is committed to prioritizing local blood supply needs before allocating resources outside its immediate service region. This ensures that the local community's requirements continue to be met while extending support to those affected by the hurricane.
“We expect donors in the affected region will be unable to give blood in the hurricane aftermath, either due to power outages, evacuations, or sheltering in place. We know blood components will be needed for ongoing patient care in the region, and we are glad to join other blood providers around the U.S. in responding to this need.”
-Mike Parejko, Chief Executive Officer of ImpactLife.
To encourage blood donations and boost supplies, ImpactLife has launched two special promotions valid until September 10th. All donors during this period can select either an electronic gift card or contribute to supporting teachers across the ImpactLife region through AdoptAClassroom.org. Additionally, first-time donors at ImpactLife donor centers or mobile drives will receive a voucher enabling them to choose between a $50 e-gift card or a $50 donation to assist teachers.
For those interested in making a difference, ImpactLife provides various options for donating blood. You can call (800) 747-5401, visit their website at www.bloodcenter.org, or conveniently schedule your donation via the ImpactLife mobile app, available at www.bloodcenter.org/app.
“We are asking all potential blood donors and our blood drive coordinators to help us answer the call. We will need to increase our donations this week and next to continue meeting local needs while also supporting the region affected by Hurricane Idalia.”
-Amanda Hess, Vice President, Donor Relations and Marketing
ImpactLife's unwavering commitment to addressing the immediate blood supply crisis while simultaneously supporting the broader community exemplifies the vital role played by not-for-profit organizations during times of crisis. By donating blood and participating in these promotions, individuals can directly contribute to life-saving efforts and aid in the recovery and relief efforts following Hurricane Idalia.
ImpactLife services extend from southcentral Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri and from Danville, Illinois to Chariton, Iowa. ImpactLife operates 22 Donor Centers and holds approximately 5000 mobile blood drives annually to provide blood components needed for patient transfusions at hospitals throughout our region.