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Give blood this Christmas with Heartland’s ‘12 Days of Giving’

12/21/2016, 11:26 a.m.
Give blood during the holidays and get a gift card as thanks.

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 expanded donor center hours at two of our busiest donation centers. Aurora and Tinley Park donation centers, will offer 12 hour collection days on December 12/26/16 and 12/27/16 and will be open from 7am until 7pm for whole blood and platelet collections.

Patients whose lives are enhanced, extended and even saved are grateful for your generous blood donation. Patients like Gavin, who battled leukemia or Nathan who needed a liver transplant, would not have had the life-saving blood available to them when they needed it most if it were not for the kindness of blood donors!

To make your appointment, or to 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

Area Heartland Donor Centers include:

Joliet - 121 Springfield Ave.