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Every two seconds someone in the United States needs lifesaving blood. The American Red Cross Serving Greater Idaho is investing further in its critical role of supplying safe blood to Idaho hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the state through an expansion of two new blood collection facilities, one in Nampa and a second in Twin Falls, Idaho. The need for blood is constant and we welcome you the opportunity to leave a legacy for generations to come.
An anonymous donor has committed $225,000 in support for new biomedical facilities in Idaho. They challenge you to join them by making a gift starting June 21, 2023 until that amount is met. When you donate and help us reach our goal, we’ll have doubled the impact of their challenge grant to support those in need of lifesaving blood and blood products here in Idaho.
The new Nampa has nearly 6,000 square feet and will collect whole blood and platelets, a critical component required by cancer patients. We currently have 9 collection bed and aim to expand to 17 beds as resources allow.
The new Twin Falls facility will have five collection beds and house equipment to support blood drives in the surrounding area. Currently our collections staff is commuting from Boise and transporting supplies to South Central Idaho blood drives, so we anticipate quick cost recovery with this strategic investment.
Watch this video about our expansion:
These expansions will not replace the Boise Chapter location and services, but aims to bolster our blood collections, testing, storage and distribution in the state. The Red Cross of Idaho collects nearly 70,000 units of blood from over 2,000+ blood drives annually.
Please join your Red Cross in safeguarding a vital resource for our communities.
"Without the generosity of blood donors, children like James wouldn't survive a battle with leukemia. It's that simple, there is no substitute for life-sustaining blood donations. I want to thank all of those strangers who have donated the gift of life to our family."
- Savannah Winkelman, mother of James Winkelman, Caldwell, Idaho. James, pictured above, is a brave 7-year-old battling leukemia since 2019
See the impact of giving blood:
For more information, contact Bryce Sitter at 208-258-1793 or at Bryce.Sitter@redcross.org.