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Local hospitals need help restocking blood supply

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[September 28, 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. It only takes an hour to donate blood, but the benefits last a lifetime for someone.

To help ensure an adequate blood supply for area hospitals, the Lincoln Kiwanis will sponsor a blood drive on Monday at the Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo. The hours of the blood drive are noon to 6 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 Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated.

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 Community 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 their education.

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The Central Illinois Blood Community Blood Center's donor room 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 local hospitals. For more information about blood drives, blood facts and blood types, please visit

Please give what's in your heart and donate blood.

[Text from news release received from Central Illinois Community Blood Center]

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