Blood drive to help restock local hospitals
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SPRINGFIELD -- Due to recent weather-related
blood drive cancellations, blood donations are needed to restock the
blood supply to local hospitals. To help, there will be a blood
drive on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Logan County Paramedic
Association building, 1300 N. Postville Drive in Lincoln.
Lincoln Community High School is competing for a $1,000 scholarship
again in this year's Springfield Clinic High School Blood Challenge.
Come out to donate blood and help the high school win.
an appointment, call Tara toll-free at 1 (866) 448-3253, ext. 56.
Walk-ins are always welcome and sincerely appreciated.
If you've donated blood before, thank you. You've experienced the
personal satisfaction of knowing that you gave life to another
person. For those who have never donated, the total time necessary
is about an hour, which includes a confidential medical survey, mini
physical and about 10 minutes in the donor chair.
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We never know when we, or someone close to us, may need an
emergency blood transfusion. You assume the hospital will have the
blood, but it comes only from the generosity of blood donors. Please
help the blood center help others.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit
organization that provides to blood to 20 area hospitals.
[Central Illinois Community
Blood Center news release]