SHELBYVILLE –Theoretically speaking, three lives can be saved from each donation of blood. To help ensure that there is no blood shortage in the near future, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is working with the American Red Cross (ARC) to hold a community blood drive.

On Thursday, May 17 from noon until 6 p.m., the ARC will hold a blood drive at the First Baptist Church located at 1000 W. N. 6th Street in Shelbyville.

Often in the summertime, blood supplies are affected in two ways. Donors are too busy from the extracurricular summer events. Summertime accidents from boating, motorcycling, water skiing and extra traveling can ramp up the need for blood.

After your donation, enjoy a hamburger from the Shelbyville McDonalds Restaurant. McDonald’s is located at 1012 W. Main St., Shelbyville.

You may schedule an appointment today at, by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or downloading the Blood Donor App. The Shelbyville drive accepts walk-ins. Donors may also save time by using Rapid Pass to begin their health history. For more information, visit
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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