Join us for our blood drive with the Community Blood Bank of Illinois! Every donation could save someone's life and that is why we need your help. In addition to being a lifesaver, you will get a free t-shirt and be entered in a Research Park raffle to win a $20 starbucks giftcard! Please make sure to eat and drink plenty of water before donating and bring an ID.
Why you should donate:
- More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.
- One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
- There is no substitute for human blood.
- Someone needs blood every two seconds.
- One unit of blood can be separated into several components: red blood cells, plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate.