AURORA, Ill., Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heartland Blood Centers is in critical need of several blood types to meet the demands of hospitals in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As of Friday morning, officials at Heartland Blood Centers are reporting less than a 1 day supply of O+, O-, B+ and B-, with the potential to reach critical levels on all other types. Patient traumas, surgeries, weather and illness have had a critical impact on patient blood inventory needs.
Amy Smith, Director of Donor Recruitment at Heartland Blood Centers, says, "We have made frequent requests this week to all of our regular donors asking them to help. The situation is now critical and we are in need of all healthy and eligible donors to roll up their sleeves and give blood in the next 48 hours. Critical is not a term we take lightly, the need is real! As the largest provider of blood in the Chicago land and Northwest Indiana area, we must be sure transfusions are ready and available for patients in the 74 hospitals we serve."
Heartland has increased capacity to allow for more flexible scheduling at any of 13 convenient donor centers or mobile blood drives. All donors will receive a $10 Noodles & Co. coupon, compliments of our premier sponsor Noodles & Co. Call: 1-800-786-4483, visit www.heartlandbc.org or text APPT to 444-999 to schedule.
Heartland Donor Centers:
Aurora – 1200 N. Highland Ave.
Bloomingdale - 204 Gary Avenue
Crystal Lake - 6296 Northwest Highway
DeKalb - 2428 Sycamore Road
Elgin - 1140 N. McLean Boulevard
Geneva – 2000 Route 38
Highland, IN - 2126 45th Street
Joliet - 121 Springfield
Naperville - 1297 South Naper Boulevard
Tinley Park - 16100 Centennial Circle
Westmont - 6317 South Fairview
Winfield - 27W281 Geneva Road
Yorkville – 728 Veterans Pkwy #112
About Heartland Blood Centers (www.heartlandbc.org)
Heartland Blood Centers, established in 1943, is an independent blood center serving the over 70 hospitals in the Greater Chicago area and Northwest Indiana. Heartland's first commitment is always to meet the transfusion needs of the community and as part of a nationwide strategic affiliation, Versiti; Heartland stands ready to serve other parts of the country.
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SOURCE Heartland Blood Centers