First United Methodist Church
Sponsors Blood Drive on Monday at the Lincoln Masonic Center
Second Opportunity to Give on Dec. 7
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[November 30, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Your help is vital to protecting
your community's blood supplies for cancer patients, burn victims,
accident patients and others facing surgeries. Chances are that you
or someone special to you will need a blood transfusion during your
lifetime. The blood supply is totally dependent upon volunteers who
will take a few minutes to roll up their sleeve and donate blood. To
help ensure an adequate blood supply for the central Illinois area,
there will be two opportunities to donate in Lincoln next week.
The first blood drive, sponsored by Lincoln's First United Methodist
Church, will be from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Masonic
Center, located at 2022 N. Kickapoo. The second opportunity will be
on Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m., at St. Clara's Manor, located
at 200 Fifth St.
To schedule an appointment for either blood
drive, please call Tara to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext.
56, or schedule online at
3; Dec. 7). Of course walk-ins are always welcome and sincerely
The 2007-2008 Springfield Clinic High School Blood Challenge
started May 12, 2007, and ends May 11, 2008. Donate blood at this
drive and ask that your donation be credited to Lincoln High School
or a participating high school in your community. The high school
that wins the challenge will receive a $1,000 college scholarship
from Springfield Clinic to award to a graduating senior who plans on
furthering his or her education.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit
organization that provides blood to 19 area hospitals. Blood
collected at these drives is intended for local hospitals.
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If you are healthy, please do your part by donating blood. Help
protect your community, family and friends by ensuring that blood is
available at your local hospitals when it is needed. Blood has a
shelf life of only 42 days. Fortunately it is a renewable resource,
but it depends on people who care.
The CICBC 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.
Please give what's in your heart and donate blood.
For more information about blood drives, blood facts and blood
types, please check www.cicbc.org.
[Text from news release received from
Central Illinois Community