Blood donors of all types are needed every day…..to assist critically ill patients, accident victims, people needing surgery and those patients suffering chronic diseases such as cancer and leukemia. The Village of Niles is hosting a community blood drive on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 8am to 2pm in a LifeSource Donor Coach at Niles Family Fitness Center 987 Civic Center Drive.
Please be generous and share life! Blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 .lbs, and be in general good health. There is no upper age limit and most medications are accepted. Please make sure to have something to eat prior to donating and bring identification with you. Only 40 minutes of your time can help save up to 3 lives!
All donors will find out what their blood type is, receive a free cholesterol screening, blood pressure reading and iron level screening. Giving blood will not only help save another person’s life but possibly yours. When you give blood, it is regenerating new red blood cells in your body. Think of it as an oil change for your body! The only medication that is not accepted is blood thinners unless it is for maintenance. Anyone with a tattoo and piercing is now eligible to donate blood. Diabetics are able to donate as well.
100% of the blood collected this day will be going to the hospitals in the community. Several hospitals have a major shortage of blood, especially blood types O+, O-, A+ and B+. But, every blood type is necessary to sustain a life. We welcome everyone!
All registered donors will receive a complimentary T-shirt and Water Bottle.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact LifeSource at 877-543-3768 or register on line at www.lifesource.org and enter the sponsor code SK60. If you have questions, please contact Sabina, LifeSource Rep at 847-682-8394. Please “Give the Gift of Life”!!
Thursday, July 17, 8:00am to 2:00pm in a Life Source Donor Coach at Niles Family Fitness Center 987 Civic Center Drive.