Adventist Lab Partners Blood Center set for National Blood Donor Month
HINSDALE — As part of National Blood Donor Month, Adventist Lab Partners Blood Center will host a drawing to give away a Samsung Galaxy Tablet throughout January. Second prize in the drawing is a gift certificate for dinner, while third prize is a $50 gas card.
"While appointments are suggested for anyone interested in donating at the Adventist Lab Partners Blood Center, walk-ins are welcome," said Regional Donor Recruiter JoEllyn Bross.
In order to donate blood or platelets, people must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parent or guardian written permission), must weigh at least 110 pounds, should eat a well-balanced meal within four hours of donating, should be in general good health and have a photo ID at the time of donation.
“Sixty percent of the population can donate blood, but only 5 percent do,” Bross said. “That breaks my heart. If one more percent of the population would donate, blood shortages would completely go away.”
Those interested in donating can call the Adventist Lab Partners Blood Center at 630-856-7840. The blood center is located at 121 N. Elm St. in Hinsdale and is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Adventist Lab Partners Blood Center supplies blood for Adventist Bolingbrook, Adventist GlenOaks, Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial hospitals. Using more than 12,000 pints of blood each year, the hospitals must purchase blood from larger organizations if the Hinsdale center is unable to collect enough.
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