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Community invited to donate blood January 17 at Glen Crest

Community members can support the urgent need for blood by donating between 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

Sign up to donate at: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5607302

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.

You need to be at least 17 years old and in good health. (Sixteen-year-olds can donate with parent permission.) You must weigh at least 110 pounds and have not donated blood for at least eight weeks.

Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history, donation, and refreshment. Blood donation usually 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 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 March 20, 2024; May 15, 2024; August 28, 2024; and November 6, 2024.

Posted: December 13, 2023