You can make a difference. Donate your blood and save a life! In partnership with Heartland Blood Centers, the Village will be hosting a blood drive from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., here in the Village Hall's Community Room.
Walk-ins are welcomed, but registration is preferred. To schedule a time, please click here or call 1-800-7TO-GIVE.
Blood donations are needed every day of the year to have enough blood to supply to those in need of transfusions. More than 500 blood donations are needed daily to save patient lives. Being a blood donor helps to sustain lives all around the world. Heartland Blood Centers provides blood to hospitals not only within the greater Chicago land area but across the nation. The average adult body stores a little more than a pint of blood to every 25 pounds. The entire process for donating 1 pint of whole blood only takes about 45 minutes. Please consider participating in the Community Blood Drive.
Please be sure to eat a HEALTHY MEAL - INCLUDING IRON-RICH FOODS, DRINK EXTRA WATER & AVOID ENERGY DRINKS before donating.
All presenting donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat as a special thank you for your donation!
Who benefits from blood donation?
At Heartland Blood Centers, we never forget the patients who receive the blood we collect. Every unit of blood is collected from volunteer donors who meet specific criteria and have been screened according to strict guidelines. Every unit (pint) is collected, transported, tested and stored according to tightly-controlled procedures.
Examples of transfusion needs are:
- Cancer: up to 8 units/month
- Bone Marrow Transplant: up to 2 units/day
- Liver Transplant: up to 100 units
- Auto Accident: up to 50 units
- Cardiovascular Surgery: 2-25 units
FAQs regarding Blood Donation.