Blood drive is set for Monday
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SPRINGFIELD -- Blood is a
renewable resource that must be maintained to ensure that our
hospitals are supplied with blood to meet planned and emergency
needs. To protect the Lincoln and Logan County areas, the next blood
drive will be on Monday, March 1, at the Logan County Paramedics
Association building, 1300 N. Postville Drive in Lincoln. The hours
of the drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. This will be an excellent
time to help protect our communities. For your convenience, the
hours of the drive will help you donate over lunch hour, during the
afternoon or on your way home.
We all know family members and friends
who have had life-sustaining blood transfusions. Blood is needed
each day for cancer patients, burn victims, accident patients and
others facing surgeries. We all face the risk of illness or tragedy.
Donating blood saves lives!
The actual donation (withdrawal) takes
only six to 12 minutes. The impact can last a lifetime.
Blood donation is a rewarding civic
duty. Many people wish they could be actively involved in civic
activities but may not be able. However, you can donate blood and in
less than an hour. Blood donors can give blood as often as every two
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For more information about the blood
drive in Lincoln, please contact Steve Siltman at 732-2212.
Illinois Community Blood Center has operated for the past 32 years
and is a not-for-profit organization that is the sole provider of
blood for 16 hospitals in central Illinois, including Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.