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.

LifeCorps students will:

Lead

  • Manage a committee for the High School Challenge Blood Drive and other community events
  • Gain real-world experience for scholarship and college applications

Serve

  • Recruit new and existing blood donors
  • Engage in community service by educating others about the need for blood donors 

Connect

  • Learn about the blood banking industry generally and blood donor recruitment specifically
  • Earn recruitment stipends and other incentives while networking with students
     

Make a Commitment!

Participants are expected to fully engage for the entire six weeks of the program. Time commitment is split between group work at the Blood Center (1 hour per week) and donor recruitment and special event attendance (3 hours per week).

This community service program is open to all high school students.

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