Mount Pulaski blood drive to help local hospitals
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[February 20, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- To help area hospitals ensure
adequate blood supplies, there will be a blood drive on March 2 at
Mount Pulaski High School, 206 South Spring in Mount Pulaski. The
hours of the blood drive are 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Community members are
asked to help their local hospitals.
For your convenience, please call the high school at 792-3209 to
schedule an appointment or sign up online at
Clinic High School Challenge is under way. Donate blood at this
blood drive and your donation will be credited to Mount Pulaski High
School. 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 their education.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is asking citizens to
roll up their sleeves and help restock hospital blood supplies. Most
people assume that hospitals will always have the blood they need
for cancer patients, children with leukemia, surgical and burn
patients, trauma victims, and others. But hospitals get their blood
from citizens who take the time to help by donating blood.
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People need blood transfusions to stay alive, and it only comes
from people who are able and willing to take the time to donate. It
only takes an hour, but the benefits last a lifetime. The time in
the blood donation chair is only about 10 minutes.
The donor room at the Central Illinois Community Blood Center,
1134 S. Seventh St. in Springfield, is open Mondays 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays 8 a.m.-4
For more information about donating blood or sponsoring a blood
drive, please call the CICBC at 217-753-1530. For information about
blood drives, blood facts, blood types or to schedule an appointment
online to donate, please check
Please give what's in your heart. Donate blood.
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