Northside Blood Drive on August 22 | The River Food Pantry

The River Food Pantry, Northside Planning Council, and Willy Street Co-op are co-sponsoring a Northside Mobile Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 22 from 1–4 pm to support ImpactLife, the provider of blood components for local hospitals. The ImpactLife Donor Bus will be at Willy Street Co-op’s parking lot at 2817 N Sherman Ave.

If you’ve never given blood through ImpactLife before, now is a great time. All first-time donors can redeem a $50 GIFT CARD for donating blood! Gift card options include Amazon, Applebee’s, Darden Restaurants (e.g., Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and more), Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, Subway, Starbucks, and Walmart. Repeat donors will receive a $10 gift card or they can donate to the AdoptAClassroom organization.

Spots are limited. Make your appointment at or call 1-800-747-5401.

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call ImpactLife at (800) 747‑5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before 6/27/23 are eligible to give at this drive.

About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

About ImpactLife: ImpactLife is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 125 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Locally, ImpactLife supports SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and Stoughton Health. For more information about hosting a blood drive, contact Erica Davidson at or visit

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