Algonquin library to host blood drive Jan. 30

 
Submitted by Algonquin Area Public Library District
Updated 1/16/2019 6:27 PM
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  • The Algonquin Area Public Library invites residents to sign up for a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Every day, Heartland Blood Centers needs at least 600 donors to meet the demand from hospitals.

    The Algonquin Area Public Library invites residents to sign up for a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Every day, Heartland Blood Centers needs at least 600 donors to meet the demand from hospitals. Daily Herald File Photo

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, the Algonquin Area Public Library District will host a Heartland Blood Center blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Harnish Main Library lower level meeting room, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. To make your appointment, visit ht.heartlandbc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5571992.

When you give blood at this drive, you'll get a coupon for a free Noodles & Company entree when you purchase a Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage.

Did you know that someone needs blood every three seconds? Just think of the impact you could make in the lives of people across Illinois! Every day, Heartland Blood Centers needs to see at least 600 donors to meet the demands of member hospitals.

You might ask: What happens to the blood I donate? As noted on the Heartland Blood Center Donation FAQs page, "After your blood is collected, it is sent to BloodCenter of Wisconsin's labs for testing. The Food and Drug Administration requires that all blood undergo a series of lab tests before it is given to patients. We perform 15 separate tests on blood. These include tests for sexually transmitted diseases, West Nile virus, hepatitis and other illnesses. If a unit of blood passes all of these tests, it is safe for use."

Blood donation is a safe way to give back to your community and help others. Consider making your appointment today.

Visit www.aapld.org/archives/6202-helping-you-help-others/.