Citizens wishing to donate blood will have an opportunity at a free “Together We Can Save Lives” Blood Drive July 21 in Elburn hosted by Senator Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove and Representative Keith Wheeler of Oswego.
The Blood Drive is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., July 21, at the American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St. in Elburn.
Donation is by appointment only and can be scheduled at https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5586613. Face coverings are required.
“The Governor’s stay-at-home orders have disrupted everyone’s normal routines, and as a result, many areas and health centers are experiencing a serious shortage of blood products. We are hoping that many people will go online and sign up for an appointment, and donate for the good of our communities,” Senator Oberweis said.
“This Blood Drive is needed to help increase the supply of blood in our area. Your donations at this Blood Drive can help improve the supply of blood and save a life,” said Representative Wheeler. “Illinois is experiencing a severe blood shortage and the pandemic is exacerbating the situation. I encourage those who feel well to participate, and I am confident that our community will step up to help our fellow neighbors in need.”
For more information about the “Together We Can Save Lives” Blood Drive July 21, contact Senator Oberweis’ office at 630-800-1992 or Representative Wheeler’s office at 630-345-3464.