BLOOD DONORS - Please Go to Community Donor Centers
Please read this message offered by Vitalant, the blood drive partner of the KofC Holy Ghost Council #4977.
The local Vitalant Blood Donation Centers are:
- Arlington Heights – 25 W. Rand Road
- Schaumburg – 211 W. Golf Road
Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. To put it bluntly, the demand for blood is constant.
Our friends at Vitalant need our help to ensure there is blood available for patients in need. The response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused schools, businesses and places of worship to cancel upcoming blood drives. This is putting our blood supply at risk.
Right now, there is an urgent need for healthy donors to continue to donate blood to ensure hospital patients have what they need to survive. Patients cannot wait for coronavirus to go away. An available blood supply is critical for them as they undergo cancer treatment, surgeries or to fight traumatic injuries.
If you are healthy and eligible to donate, please consider donating blood, platelets, plasma or red cells to help these patients.
Donating blood only takes one hour. Vitalant has 17 community donation centers in the Chicagoland area. If you are able to donate, please visit www.vitalant.org or call 877.25VITAL and schedule your donation today.
Vitalant is absolutely committed to safety for patients, donors and our communities. Learn more about Vitalant’s response to coronavirus.
Thank you for your dedication to helping patients who need donated blood to survive, heal and recover.