OSF St. Joseph and the American Red Cross Partner to Save Lives

2/04/2015 - Bloomington, Illinois

Every two seconds someone is in need of blood in the United States. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed each day. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. 

A severe winter storm has impacted blood and platelet donations in the Northeast, causing more than 3,000 cancelled donations. Schools, businesses, and organizations alike are being forced to cancel blood drives. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and The American Red Cross of the Heartland are hosting a blood drive to help replenish the dwindling supply of blood. 

The blood drive will take place on Tuesday, February 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in the Coffman Conference Room. 

To make an appointment, please call (309) 662-3311, ext. 1030. Walk-ins are welcome. For every pint of blood donated, individuals will receive a Valentine’s Day treat. 

When you donate blood to the American Red Cross, you help supply medical centers and hospitals in the region and across the country – making a difference to patients within your community and those traveling outside your community for medical care. 

For more information on the American Red Cross of the Heartland, please visit http://www.redcross.org/il/bloomington

For information about other OSF St. Joseph Medical Center events and classes, please visit www.osfstjoseph.org/calendar.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Sue Necessary
Community Relations Coordinator
(309) 665-5748