Rep. Weber to host Aug. 4 blood drive to address blood shortage

  • Courtesy of IL House Staff

 
Submitted by Office of state Rep. Tom Weber
Updated 7/29/2020 7:13 PM

State Rep. Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) is partnering with the Village of Fox Lake and Vitalant to host a blood drive and food collection event on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

To ensure the safety of blood donors in light of COVID-19, donors will need to sign-up for appointments in advance, no walk-in donations will be accepted. During the blood drive, donations of non-perishable food will also be collected to benefit the Grant Township Food Pantry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"Coronavirus has caused the cancelation of traditional walk-in blood drives and led to a blood shortage," said Weber. "This appointment only blood drive ensures a safe environment for all donors and will help us address the current shortage. We'll also be collecting donations for the local food pantry and I hope residents will join us for this opportunity to support those in need."

WHAT:

Blood Drive & Food Collection Event

Donations by appointment only

WHO:

State Rep. Tom Weber, Village of Fox Lake, Vitalant, local residents

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 4

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Lakefront Park Building

71 Nippersink Blvd, Fox Lake, IL 60020

DETAILS:

Blood donation by appointment only - Please call Vitalant at 1-877-258-4825 or register at www.vitalant.org using search code 520D Fox Lake Community Center.

Face coverings are required for all donors and free antibody testing will also be offered for donors. For more information, contact Rep. Weber's office at 847-629-5439 or visit RepWeber.com.

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