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Community invited to donate blood at Park View on April 15, 16, or 17

Park View Elementary School will be hosting blood drives on Thursday, April 15; Friday, April 16; and April 17. Anyone in the community is welcome to donate. 

There will be a bus in the parking lot at Park View, 250 S. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, on Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16. The blood drive will be held in the gym at Park View on Saturday, April 17.

To schedule your donation:

April 15: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5592049

April 16: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5592050

April 17: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5592051

(People who donated at the March 17 blood drive at Glen Crest are not yet eligible to donate at the Park View drives.) 

Anyone who donates will also receive a $10 e-gift card that can be used at more than 40 different online stores.

The blood drive will follow proper social distancing guidelines to allow the community to safely donate. All staff and visitors will wear masks.

Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. You can also call or text your name and desired time to Camille from Versiti Blood Center of Illinois at (847) 305-9998 to be added to the schedule. 

A photo ID is required to donate blood. The drive is open to anyone in the community.

Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history, donation, and refreshment. Blood donation usually takes about 10 to 12 minutes. Donors can speed up the process by using VersiPASS, which allows them to fill out basic medical screening questions from their phone the morning of their donation. You can learn more about VersiPASS here: www.versiti.org/versipass/illinois

You can learn more about the process of donating blood at www.ccsd89.org/blood

The next blood drive at CCSD 89 is scheduled for Glen Crest Middle School on May 12.

Posted: April 8, 2021