McDermed calls on donors to help ease blood shortage in state
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is urging area residents to lend Illinois a hand. Or maybe that should be an arm.
Illinois is facing an unprecedented shortage of blood this summer, McDermed said in a recent press release. She is sending out the call for donors to come to a blood drive between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at 11032 W Lincoln Highway in Frankfort.
“Blood donation is quick, easy, and has a tremendous impact,” McDermed said in the statement. “I encourage local residents to sign-up today to come out for a great cause and save lives.”
Heartland Blood Centers is co-hosting.
“We can’t manufacture blood; lives are on the line when blood centers and hospitals see donation shortages like the one they’re currently experiencing,” McDermed said in the press release. “I urge my constituents to sign up for an appointment, at this blood drive or any other.”
Contact McDermed's office to schedule an appointment or go online to heartlandbc.org.