Blood Donors Needed

Sharing the following appeal from the Red Cross:

American Red Cross Alert: Blood Donors Needed During Severe Shortage
By now, you may have heard: due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage as high schools, colleges, businesses and other organizations temporarily close and more people are told to work remotely. Even in this unprecedented crisis, patients and hospitals still depend on lifesaving blood to treat illnesses and injuries that can’t wait: patients who need surgery, mothers facing complications from childbirth, accident victims, patients fighting cancer and countless others.

Healthy individuals are urged to schedule an appointment to donate blood in the days and weeks ahead.

We understand why people may be hesitant to attend a blood drive or give at their regular donation center. That’s why we want to reassure you that the Red Cross has implemented additional precautions to help ensure the safety of our donors and staff, including temperature checks prior to entering the blood drive, frequent disinfection and social distancing between donation beds where possible. Learn more about why donating blood is a safe process.
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Upcoming opportunities to give blood near you:  
St. Robert Bellarmine Church 52 South Elm Street
Saturday, March 28, 2020
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

Addison Corporate Center 175 Addison Road
Thursday, April 9, 2020
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sponsor Code: addison  

LIMRA 300 Day Hill Road
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Sponsor Code: limra
 
ALERT: Healthy, eligible donors are strongly urged to donate amidst rising coronavirus concerns. Donating is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood or blood products. Learn more.
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