We are encouraging blood donations now and in the next 8 weeks to ensure adequate supplies during the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).  We are working to prevent shortages locally. We are monitoring credible health agencies for updates on COVID-19 and are responding accordingly. For blood drive sponsor groups that are considering cancelling drives, please work with us on potential options to re-direct donors. There is no known risk to the safety of the nation’s blood supply except for lack of donations and there are no reports of spread of this respiratory virus, by blood transfusion. Giving blood is critical to ensure an adequate supply to meet patient needs.  Click here for more information about our response to COVID-19.

Blood donation is permitted under the Stay at Home directive in the State of Illinois.
Click here for more information from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Organ and tissue donation can represent a final act of generosity on the part of the deceased and can give patients an opportunity to return to healthy, productive lives.

To learn about registering to become an organ donor, see the Donate Life America web site (www.donatelife.net). Because the laws governing organ donation vary by state, each of the states in our service region maintain separate organ donation registries.

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