Blood drive to benefit local hospitals
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[April 24, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Blood is needed every day in
area hospitals for planned surgeries, treatments and emergencies.
Blood lasts only 42 days, and hospitals must have all types. To
help, there will be a blood drive May 4 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at
Elkhart Christian Church, 113 S. Gillett in Elkhart.
For your convenience, you can call Bev Boyer at 947-2217 to schedule
an appointment, or you can sign up online at
Of course walk-ins are always welcome and appreciated.
Springfield Clinic High School Challenge is under way. Donate blood
at this blood drive and ask that your donation be credited to a
local high school participating in the challenge. The challenge goes
through May 11, and the winning school receives a $1,000 scholarship
from Springfield Clinic to award to a graduating senior who plans on
furthering his or her education.
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. We assume the hospital will have the
blood, but it comes only from the generosity of blood donors. Please
help us help others.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit
organization that provides blood to 19 area hospitals in central and
southern Illinois. For more information, please call 217-753-1530.
For information about blood drives, blood facts and blood, or to
schedule an appointment online, please visit
Effective May 1, the donor room at the Central Illinois Community
Blood Center, 1134 S. Seventh St. in Springfield, will offer new
hours for blood donations: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon (please note that platelet donation hours
will remain the same).
[Text from news release received from
Central Illinois Community