Citizens from the Lincoln community and surrounding area are asked
to help area hospitals and patients by donating blood at a Central
Illinois Community Blood Center blood drive Oct. 27 at the Movie
Gallery, 616 Woodlawn Road in Lincoln. The hours of the blood drive
are noon to 4 p.m. 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
Of course, walk-ins are always welcome and appreciated.
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.
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The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit
organization that provides blood to 19 area hospitals in central and
southwestern Illinois. The blood center's donor room, located at
1134 S. Seventh St. in Springfield, is open to collect blood on
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.
The blood center is also looking for platelet donors. If you
would be interested in becoming a platelet donor, or for more
information about donating blood or sponsoring a blood drive, please
call the CICBC toll-free at 866-GIVE BLD (1-866-448-3253). For
information about blood drives, blood facts, blood types, scheduling
an appointment online and other information, please check
Please give what's in your heart and donate blood.
[Text from news release received from
Central Illinois Community