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Villa Park

Village officals promote blood donation on VP TV

Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik has his blood pressure taken recently at LifeSource in Villa Park. Village officials held a mini blood drive to donate and raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. (Photo provided by Al Stasch)
Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik has his blood pressure taken recently at LifeSource in Villa Park. Village officials held a mini blood drive to donate and raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. (Photo provided by Al Stasch)

VILLA PARK – A new public service announcement recently premiered on the Villa Park TV Network will feature village officials talking about the importance of blood donation.

“There is always a need for blood, but there are certain times during the year, like winter, when blood is [really] needed,” Villa Park President Deborah Bullwinkel said.

Bullwinkel and several other village officials and staff last week held a "mini blood drive" at LifeSource, 100 E. Roosevelt Road in Villa Park. The event stemmed from casual conversations that Bullwinkel, a regular blood donor, had with staff at LifeSource.

"One thing led to another, and they reached out to see if we were interested in a collaborative effort to get the word out about blood donations," she said.

The event was recorded by Al Stasch, cable commissioner for the Villa Park Television Network. Beginning Monday, a public service announcement featuring Village Manager Rich Keehner, Police Deputy Chief Mike Lay and Adam Hall, from the village manager's office, will air daily on the channel, Stasch said. The announcement is slated to run for the remainder of the year.

“They were interested in using our channel to encourage people to give blood," Stasch said.

Staff members at LifeSource also contributed to the public service announcement.

Along with the daily announcements, footage compiled during the event will air on a special program during the network's First Responders Show, which airs at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, Stasch said.

Individuals who donate blood at LifeSource receive a free mini physical that includes blood pressure, cholesterol and iron levels readings. The information is stored in a personal file so a donor can track their progress on each return visit.

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Know more

For information on blood donation, visit www.lifesource.org or call 877-543-3768.

VILLA PARK – A new public service announcement recently premiered on the Villa Park TV Network will feature village officials talking about the importance of blood donation.

“There is always a need for blood, but there are certain times during the year, like winter, when blood is [really] needed,” Villa Park President Deborah Bullwinkel said.

Bullwinkel and several other village officials and staff last week held a "mini blood drive" at LifeSource, 100 E. Roosevelt Road in Villa Park. The event stemmed from casual conversations that Bullwinkel, a regular blood donor, had with staff at LifeSource.

"One thing led to another, and they reached out to see if we were interested in a collaborative effort to get the word out about blood donations," she said.

The event was recorded by Al Stasch, cable commissioner for the Villa Park Television Network. Beginning Monday, a public service announcement featuring Village Manager Rich Keehner, Police Deputy Chief Mike Lay and Adam Hall, from the village manager's office, will air daily on the channel, Stasch said. The announcement is slated to run for the remainder of the year.

“They were interested in using our channel to encourage people to give blood," Stasch said.

Staff members at LifeSource also contributed to the public service announcement.

Along with the daily announcements, footage compiled during the event will air on a special program during the network's First Responders Show, which airs at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, Stasch said.

Individuals who donate blood at LifeSource receive a free mini physical that includes blood pressure, cholesterol and iron levels readings. The information is stored in a personal file so a donor can track their progress on each return visit.

– – –

Know more

For information on blood donation, visit www.lifesource.org or call 877-543-3768.

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