Roselle Lions Club to host spring blood drive April 12

The Roselle Lions Club is hosting its spring blood drive "Hope Springs Eternal" from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Roselle American Legion, 344 E. Maple Ave.

Lions Club President Bob Jilke says the club hopes to collect at least 30 pints of blood during the five-hour event. Platelet donors are also welcome to attend.

According to Versiti Blood Centers of Illinois, 30 pints of blood will save up to three lives.

Blood supplies are low due to the ongoing pandemic and donor's unwillingness to donate during COVID-19.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome although making an appointment will save donor's time. Appointments can be made online at

Donors must wear a mask and bring a photo ID. They are encouraged to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. When donation is finished juice and water as well as snacks will be available.

Individuals aged 17 or older who are in good health and not experiencing symptoms of cold, COVID, or flu may donate blood. Donors who are 16 years old may donate but must have parent/guardian permission. There is no maximum age for donation.

Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs to donate. Donors aged 16-18 have special height and weight requirements, view the chart for more information.

Founded in 1943, Versiti Blood Centers of Illinois is the oldest blood center in Illinois and serves patients at 86 hospitals in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Learn more about the club at or

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