DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 16, 2023) — The winter storm moving through the ImpactLife service region could cost our region’s blood supply hundreds of donations in the next 24 to 48 hours. Winter weather is leading to canceled blood drives and missed appointments due to unsafe travel conditions in parts of eastern Iowa, western Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. The storm will affect the rate of blood donation, but the use of blood at hospitals served by ImpactLife remains constant.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 20, 2023) — The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance hosted a reception Tuesday, February 14, at the state capitol to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act.

The measure was signed into law in 2008, prohibiting smoking in places of employment to protect employees and the general public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. The Smokefree Air Act helped reduce the smoking rate for Iowa adults from 21.5% in 2007 to 14.6% in 2021.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 16, 2023) — Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE support series entitled “Grief Busters” for children and teens who have lost someone to cancer on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 3-4PM, at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Davenport Clubhouse, located 1351 West Central Park Ave, Suite 200, Davenport, Iowa, 52804.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 15, 2023) — As more than two million Illinois students strive for success both in and out of the classroom this spring, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is helping to ensure that tooth decay doesn’t get in the way of them learning and performing at their best.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2023) — Inviting blood donors to “Share What’s in Your Heart,” ImpactLife has developed a social-media toolkit for heart health awareness during February’s heart month. Ongoing treatment of heart disease is among the leading reasons blood transfusions are given to patients, particularly for those who require surgery or develop anemia.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (February 10, 2023) — 3,800 nurses and other healthcare professionals at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who are members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa expressed frustration and anger as representatives of the Iowa Board of Regents refused to bargain Monday morning. The Union has filed a Prohibited Practice Complaint (PPC) alleging the Board of Regents are failing to fulfill their duty to bargain in good faith.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 8, 2023) — Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE educational program for anyone impacted by cancer on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 6-7PM, at our Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Moline Clubhouse located at 600 John Deere Road, Moline, IL 61265.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 3, 2023) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities continues the legacy and laughter of Gilda Radner as we celebrate her message of hope at the upcoming Live from QC. . . It’s Saturday Nite! Gala presented by Genesis Cancer Care Institute. Held on April Fool’s Day, we are thrilled to feature comedic entertainment: James “Murr” Murray, Impractical Joker, who brings a blend of stand-up and hidden camera comedy to his shows.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 1, 2023) — The Health Resources and Services Administration has distributed nearly $170 billion in provider relief-fund payments to eligible health-care providers since April 2020.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (February 1, 2023) –– Gilda’s Club is hosting a FREE educational workshop for anyone impacted by cancer on Thursday, February 16, 2023, 12-1:30PM, at Musser Public Library, Room 301, located at 408 E 2nd St, Muscatine, Iowa, 52761.

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