AURORA, Ill., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heartland Blood Centers, the leading supplier of donated blood to more than 70 Chicago-area hospitals, is looking for your blood donation this holiday season. As a thank you, from December 19th – December 31st, all blood donors will receive a $10 Target card, compliments of Heartland Blood Centers. Keep blood donation on your to-do list!
Amy Smith, Director of Donor Recruitment says, "Holiday plans, inclement weather and illness cause a decrease in donations during December. Patients still need blood, especially those receiving life-infusing transfusions, allowing them to be home with their friends and family during the holidays."
To help residents fit donating into their holiday schedules, Heartland has extended hours at two of our busiest donation centers. Aurora and Tinley Park donation centers will offer 12 hour collections on December 26th & December 27th; opening from 7am – 7pm for whole blood and platelet collections.
Patients whose lives are enhanced, extended and saved are grateful for your blood donation. Gavin who battled leukemia or Nathan who needed a liver transplant wouldn't have had the life-saving blood available to them, when they needed it most, if it were not for the generosity of blood donors!
To make your appointment, find a center or mobile location near you please call 1-800-786-4483, txt APPT to 444-999 or visit us online at heartlandbc.org
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.
Heartland's mission is to improve the health of patients and help enable the success of healthcare partners nationally in the fields of transfusion medicine, organ transplantation, and blood-related diseases.
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SOURCE Heartland Blood Centers