Frankfort, IL… Area residents are encouraged to sign-up to donate blood at an upcoming drive to be held at 11032 W Lincoln Hwy in Frankfort on Thursday August 25th from 4:30-7:00pm. The event is being sponsored by State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) together with Heartland Blood Centers. Those interested in donating blood should call Rep. McDermed’s office to schedule an appointment at (815) 277-2079 or visit heartlandbc.org.
Heartland works with 63 Illinois hospitals and has a commitment that all theblood 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. “Blood donations drop off significantly over the summer, I encourage local residents to sign-up today to come out for a great, much needed cause.”
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. Everyone who donates will receive a free t-shirt.
Please call Rep. McDermed’s office with any questions or to schedule an appointment at (815) 277-2079.