Citizens wishing to donate blood will have an opportunity at a free â€œTogether We Can Save Livesâ€ Blood Drive July 21 in Elburn hosted by Senator Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove and Representative Keith Wheeler of Oswego.
The Blood Drive is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., July 21, at the American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St. in Elburn.
Donation is by appointment only and can be scheduled at https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5586613. Face coverings are required.
â€œThe Governorâ€™s stay-at-home orders have disrupted everyoneâ€™s normal routines, and as a result, many areas and health centers are experiencing a serious shortage of blood products. We are hoping that many people will go online and sign up for an appointment, and donate for the good of our communities,â€ Senator Oberweis said.
â€œThis Blood Drive is needed to help increase the supply of blood in our area. Your donations at this Blood Drive can help improve the supply of blood and save a life,â€ said Representative Wheeler. â€œIllinois is experiencing a severe blood shortage and the pandemic is exacerbating the situation. I encourage those who feel well to participate, and I am confident that our community will step up to help our fellow neighbors in need.â€
For more information about the â€œTogether We Can Save Livesâ€ Blood Drive July 21, contact Senator Oberweisâ€™ office at 630-800-1992 or Representative Wheelerâ€™s office at 630-345-3464.