Monday, June 04, 2018, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
On June 4 from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm Knox will sponsor its annual Summer Blood Drive. This drive is in cooperation with the Heartland Blood Centers.
With the end of the school year and the beginning of summer activities there is, unfortunately, an increase in demand for blood products. The blood products derived from a drive such as Knox’s has a limited shelf-life. These products normally can last around 42 days.
Thus, Heartland is continually trying to meet current demands. That is the reason why Knox and countless other churches and organizations are asked to participate in regular blood drives. Heartland generally attempts to collect nearly 400 units of blood every day to meet the needs of the Chicagoland hospitals it serves. The blood products collected at our drives are used for the everyday patient. That is, grandparents, parents and children, who need the blood products derived from these drives for surgery and treatment.
If you cannot give blood, there are other ways of getting involved in the drive. First, you can recommend the Knox blood drive to eligible family members and friends. Also, there is a need for volunteers to help make this drive possible. So, whether you can give blood or not, you can participate by helping to sign donors up before the drive or work on the day of the drive.
Sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org and link through "Find a Blood Drive. You can also sign up in the Commons and walk ins are always welcome!