ImpactLife and HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital are asking all eligible donors to make an appointment for blood donation to help support the local blood supply. You can make a difference by giving blood locally to help people in your community at an upcoming blood drive on Tuesday, October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The blood drive will be held in the SLU Conference Room on the fourth floor of the O’Fallon Health Center at 3 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon, IL. Anyone attending the drive should park near the hospital’s Outpatient entrance and enter the building using the Outpatient entrance, which is noted with a blue “Outpatient” sign to be screened. Additional directional signs will be posted to lead guests to the conference room.
All donors MUST make an appointment, no walk-ins. To schedule a donation time, call 800-747-5401 or log on to www.bloodcenter.org/group and use group code 10155. All donors will also be required to wear a mask and present a photo ID.
All donors will get their choice of a retro t-shirt or a gift card of choice of Amazon.com, Dunkin’ Donuts, Lowe’s, Target, Starbucks or Walmart.
A blood donor can give every eight weeks, or up to six times a year. All person’s age 17 and up (or 16 with a signed parental permission form) who weigh at least 110 lbs. and are in general good health meet the basic eligibility requirements for blood donation. A full list of donor eligibility guidelines may be found at http://www.bloodcenter.org/donate-blood/donating-blood/donor-eligibility.aspx.