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[May 02, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Blood transfusions are needed
every day by a variety of people in local hospitals. Cancer
patients, trauma victims, surgical patients and even mothers in
maternity wards may need lifesaving transfusions. Citizens from
throughout the area, including members of all churches, are asked to
help their local hospitals, and area moms who may be in the
hospitals, by donating blood. To help, Immanuel Lutheran Church is
sponsoring a blood drive on Monday at the Masonic Center, 2022 N.
Kickapoo in Lincoln. The hours of the blood drive are noon-6 p.m.
For your convenience, please call Tara toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD
(1-866-448-3253), ext. 56, to sign up, or schedule online at
The Springfield Clinic High School Challenge is under way. Donate
blood at this blood drive and ask that your donation credit Lincoln
Community High School or a high school in your community
participating in the challenge. The challenge goes through May 11,
and the winning school receives $1,000 scholarship from Springfield
Clinic to award to a graduating senior who plans on furthering his
or her education.
Most people assume that hospitals will always have the blood they
need for their patients. People need blood transfusions to stay
alive, and it comes only from people who are able and willing to
take the time to donate. It takes only an hour, but the benefits
last a lifetime. The time in the blood donation chair is only about
five to 10 minutes. To make blood donations more enjoyable, donors
are asked to bring a friend. Donating together with a friend or
relative is a tremendous experience.
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For more information about donating blood or sponsoring a blood
drive, please call the Central Illinois Community Blood Center
toll-free at 1-866-GIVE BLD (1-866-448-3253). For information about
blood drives, blood facts, blood types and other information, please
visit www.cicbc.org. You can
schedule an appointment
online to donate blood.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit
organization that supplies blood to 19 local hospitals in central
and southern Illinois.
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