Frankfort, IL… Area residents are encouraged to sign-up to donate blood at an upcoming Blood Drive to be held at 11032 W Lincoln Hwy in Frankfort on Thursday August 6th from 4:30-7:00pm. The Blood Drive is sponsored by State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) with the Heartland Blood Center. Those interested in donating blood should call Rep. McDermed’s office to schedule an appointment at (815) 277-2079 or visit heartlandbc.org.
Donors are required to be in good general health and feeling well, be at least 17-years-old (or 16-years-old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 lbs. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18-years-old and younger and all high school donors. Healthy means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control.
Heartland works with 63 Illinois hospitals and has a commitment that all the blood they collect will go to local area hospitals. More than 500 donations are needed daily to save patient lives and donating one unit of blood can help save up to 3 lives.
“Blood donation is quick, easy and, saves countless lives in our community each year,” Rep. McDermed said. “I encourage local residents to sign-up today to come out for a great cause, donate some blood, and have a good time.”
Everyone who donates will receive a $5 Target gift card. Free food, refreshments, and music will also be provided.