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Article updated: 10/10/2012 11:54 AM

PTA sponsors blood drive Oct. 23

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The Schaumburg Township Council of PTA's is helping Heartland sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 23. It will be held from 1:30-6:30 p.m. in the board room at the School District 54 Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

Anyone between the ages of 17 and 75 who weighs at least 110 pounds can participate.

A minimum of 500 pints of blood is needed every day for patients in area hospitals, according to Heartland. The Council of PTA's hosts blood drives each year to help meet these needs.

To make an appointment, visit www.heartlandbc.org and click on Schedule an Appointment. Walk-ins are also acceptable.

For more information about this blood drive or to sign up to be a donor, please contact Laurie Fetterman, Health and Safety Chairperson of the PTA Council, (630) 855-3366 or by email at LJFetterman@yahoo.com.

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