Community members can support the urgent need for blood by donating between 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn.
Anyone who donates blood will be entered for an opportunity to win $1,000 worth of gift cards to a waterpark resort. The gift cards can be used for lodging, food, and other resort activities. Four winners will be selected.
Sign up to donate at: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5602292
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. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.
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 20 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 23 and November 1.
Posted: April 20, 2023