Sauk Valley

Rock Falls and Erie students receive Student Impact Award

Two high school students – one from Rock Falls and the other from Erie – received ImpactLife’s Student Impact Award for their support in boosting the region’s blood supply.

The recipients were Logann Mennie of Rock Falls and Paige Dykstra of Erie High School. Each donated blood at least six times and recruited at least six first-time blood donors. Both will receive an award certificate and a red cord.

ImpactLife is a nonprofit community organization that provides blood services to 124 hospitals in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. ImpactLife operates 22 donor centers and holds about 5,000 mobile blood drives annually to provide blood components needed for patient transfusions at hospitals across the region.