Give Blood, Save a Life
The Blood Supply is at its lowest level in 15 Years and summer is a slow time for blood donations, which makes it important to give blood and potential save a life.
Here are some upcoming Blood Drives in the Chicago-land Area.
August 08, 2012 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 10, 20121:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 14, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15, 2012 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15, 2012 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
If you are unable to donate blood, please consider pledging $1 a day for the month of August to the Chicago Red Cross. http://www.crowdrise.com/lp-redcross