LifeSource is the largest blood center in Illinois, serving a six-county area in the Chicagoland region. We provide more than a half million blood products annually to meet the needs of approximately 60 hospitals. With more than 20 years experience in transfusion medicine, LifeSource continues to implement innovative technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of blood collection, testing, and distribution.
Geisinger Blood Center is now LifeSource
Officials with the Pittsburgh-based Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) have announced that Geisinger Blood Center, which services Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the surrounding region, has been rebranded and will now be known as LifeSource.
Other than the name change, LifeSource Pennsylvania will continue to supply blood and blood products to Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Geisinger Community Medical Center, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital and Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital.
By establishing a blood center in the central and northeast Pennsylvania communities that LifeSource serves, we ensure that the best practices are delivered to patients in the area of transfusion medicine.
We’re committed to creating an environment that is donor friendly, service oriented, and facilitates an enjoyable and memorable donation experience. Donors know they are helping families, friends and neighbors in their community.
LifeSource Pennsylvania must see more than 2,000 donors each month to keep pace with the local need for blood. The blood bank offers the opportunity to donate blood through daily mobile blood drive operations. A major goal is to provide convenience to our donors through consistent and convenient locations, flexible hours, and faster donation registration process with DonorPass at our drives. All mobile blood drives currently accept whole blood donations. In the future we will offer automated collection opportunities for double red cell, platelet and plasma donations. Appointments can be made online, by phone, or at the time of your donation for future visits.