Frankfort, IL… For the fourth straight year, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is pleased to host a blood drive together with Heartland Blood Centers. The drive will be at Rep. McDermed’s office, 11032 W Lincoln Hwy in Frankfort, on Wednesday, August 8th from 3:30-7:30pm.
“During the summer blood donations routinely drop, endangering lives,” Rep. McDermed said. “Donating is quick, easy, and can help save lives in our community. I encourage local residents to sign-up today to come out for a great cause.”
Heartland is a local nonprofit that maintains a commitment to send all the blood they collect 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. 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 Chicago Bears blood donation t-shirt. Please call Rep. McDermed’s office with any questions or to schedule an appointment at (815) 277-2079.