McDermed pleads for help with blood donations
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) recently asked Frankfort-area residents to donate blood to help alleviate the unprecedented shortage the state is experiencing, according to a press release.
“Blood donation is quick, easy, and has a tremendous impact,” McDermed said in the release. “I encourage local residents to sign-up ... for a great cause and save lives.”
McDermed sponsored an Aug. 9 blood drive in partnership with Heartland Blood Centers, which distributes donations to local hospitals. This is the third year in a row that she has worked with the group to promote blood donations. IIlinois is experiencing a severe shortage this summer.
“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 release. “I urge my constituents to sign up for an appointment, at this blood drive or any other.”