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Donate blood at Glen Crest on May 11 and get free Summerfest ticket

Community members are invited to support the urgent need for blood by donating between 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

Anyone who donates will receive a free ticket to Summerfest, which will be in Milwaukee, Wis., from June 23 to July 9.

Sign up to donate at: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5593200

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

Future blood drives are scheduled for Glen Crest on August 24 and November 2.

Posted: May 9, 2022