St. Clara's Manor hosting Tuesday
Local hospitals need help restocking
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[June 20, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Blood donations typically
decline during the summer vacation season, especially around the
holidays. Many people are out of town and are unable to give blood.
Yet the number of trauma cases requiring emergency blood
transfusions often rises over the three summer holiday weekends.
Consequently, area hospitals and the Central Illinois Community
Blood Center are asking the public to help by donating blood.
To help ensure an adequate blood supply for area hospitals, there
will be a blood drive from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Clara's
Manor, 200 Fifth St. in Lincoln. For your convenience, please call
Tara toll-free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD
(1-866-448-3253), ext. 56, or
schedule an appointment online at
Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.
It takes only an
hour to donate blood, but the benefits last a lifetime for someone.
For more information about donating blood or sponsoring a blood
drive, please call the center at 217-753-1530. For more information
about blood drives, blood facts, blood types or to schedule an
appointment online, please visit
The 2007-2008 Springfield Clinic High School Blood Challenge
started May 12. Donate blood in support of Lincoln High School or a
participating high school in your community, and should they win the
challenge, a graduating senior will receive a $1,000 college
scholarship. Until Aug. 20, all donations will give double credit to
their designated high school, and all donors will be entered into a
drawing. A winner will be drawn for an iPod Nano.
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We never know when a family member may be taken to the hospital
and need a lifesaving blood transfusion. You can help protect your
family, friends and community by taking a few minutes to donate
blood. Please give what's in your heart and donate blood.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center donor room, located
at 1134 S. Seventh St. in Springfield, is open to collect blood on
Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays
from 9 a.m. to noon.
CICBC is a not-for-profit organization that provides blood to 19
area hospitals. Blood collected at these drives is intended for
[Text from news release received from
Central Illinois Community