McHenry, IL. – 4.5 million American lives are saved each year by blood transfusions. That’s the simplest and most important reason to donate, according to State Sen. Craig Wilcox.
“There is no substitute for blood, so being a blood donor is critical to the health of our fellow citizens,” said Wilcox (R-McHenry). “About one in five people entering a hospital needs blood. Across the country, three gallons of blood are used every minute, and during the summer months, blood supplies typically reach critically low levels. That’s why I am inviting you to be a life-saving blood donor at our Community Blood Drive Thursday, August 20 in Johnsburg.”
Blood Drive details:
Aug. 20, 2020
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Loyal Order of Moose
3535 N. Richmond Road
*Call or text to schedule your preferred appointment time at (815) 271-2920.
**Appointments are encouraged to enhance social distancing guidelines, but walk-ins are also welcomed.
“Precautions will be in place allowing you to donate safely while helping save lives and contributing to the good health and care of others,” said Wilcox.
The blood drive is sponsored by Versiti Blood Center of Illinois of Aurora. It’s recommended donors eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. A photo ID is required.