Pre-Hospital Blood Transfusion Program

Impact Life LogoIn an effort to improve care for critically injured or ill patients, Cole County EMS, in partnership with ImpactLife, is proud to offer pre-hospital blood products to patients experiencing hemorrhagic shock.

In the United States, trauma is the leading cause of death for those in the age range of 1-44 years-old and accounts for 47% of all deaths in the age group.  For those patients suffering from hemorrhagic shock, a severe complication of blood loss.  The early transfusion of blood products directly maintains the body’s ability to transport oxygen to cells, tissue, and organs, until a definitive repair can be made by a surgeon.

 Lifesaving blood products would not be available without continued support from local doners.  To schedule appointments and help support lifesaving treatment in our community, please call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401, schedule online at  or via the ImpactLife mobile app (

 Organizations that would like to support the blood supply by hosting a mobile blood drive can learn more and submit an online form at  Or contact Andrea Cole, Manager, Donor Relations, at

 About ImpactLife:  ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to 124 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.  (See a map of the ImpactLife service region.)  ImpactLife operates 22 Donor Centers and holds more than 5000 mobile blood drives annually to supply life-saving blood products to hospitals and pre-hospital providers.  For more information, see or @impactlifeblood on social media platforms.