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Get a Noodles & Company gift card by donating blood January 8 at Glen Crest  


Glen Crest Middle School will host a blood drive from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8. The blood drive is open to the community. Anyone who donates on January 8 will receive a $10 gift card to Noodles & Company, while supplies last.

Appointments will be honored first. To schedule a time, go to:

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.

Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history, donation, and refreshment. Blood donation usually takes about 10 to 12 minutes. The entire process, from arrival to exit, takes about an hour.

Donors can speed up the process by using VersiPASS, which allows them to fill out basic medical screening questions from their phone on the morning of their donation. You can learn more about VersiPASS here:

The lives of approximately 4.5 million Americans are saved each year by blood transfusions.

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois provides blood to hospitals across the Midwest. Glen Crest host blood drives on March 4, 2020; May 6, 2020; August 26, 2020; and November 11, 2020.

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Posted: December 19, 2019