Sign up for St. Hugh of Lincoln's blood drive July 21
On Thursday, July 21, St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church in Elgin is partnering with Versiti Blood Center to host a blood drive.
It will be 3 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, southeast corner of Randall Road and Highland Avenue.
Since summer blood donations are typically down while the need for blood never slows, parishioners are asking the public to join them in donating blood to help meet the need at area hospitals and across the suburbs.
According to a Versiti representative, "Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds and a single donation can save up to three lives." Also, because processed blood has a limited shelf life and cannot be replicated in a laboratory, it is imperative that donor drives ensure an ongoing supply. If you can help, it is easy to register time to donate by calling 800-7TO-GIVE or going online to www.Versiti.org/IL.
Your participation will help save lives during this critical time of the year. To learn more about St. Hugh, visit www.sthugh.net.