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Blackhawks, LifeSource blood drive at Westin O'Hare Dec. 21

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Alan Fabris

Demonstrating that there's an easier way to give blood than through big hits on the ice, members of the Chicago Blackhawks will support their fans who attend a LifeSource blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at The Westin O'Hare, 6100 N. River Road, Rosemont.

Along with meeting team players--along with Blackhawks mascot "Tommy Hawk"--those who donate blood at the event will be entered into a drawing to win Blackhawks tickets and autographed memorabilia. In addition, donors who schedule their visit at or by calling 877-LIFESOURCE will be entered to win an autographed Blackhawks jersey.

LifeSource organizers are expecting more than 1,200 Hawks fans to converge on the The Westin O'Hare to donate blood--all encouraged to arrive in their Blackhawk jerseys, hats and other team garb. LifeSource hopes to collect more than 500 units in the 10-hour session.

"Much like our Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, blood donors reflect the strength, hope and courage of all those who call the Windy City home," says Westin General Manager Pete Demay. "On behalf of The Westin O;Hare, we're grateful to both LifeSource and the Chicago Blackhawks for encouraging our fellow Chicagoans to donate.'"

Donating blood is fast, easy and supports lives. For more information, including donor center hours, call 877.543.3768 or visit