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Red Cross calls for summer blood donations to prevent a shortage

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities May 21 to June 15

Iroquois

Ashkum
6/19/2018: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Ashkum Coliseum, 117 E Main St
6/19/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Ashkum Coliseum, 117 E Main St

Milford
5/22/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fire Station, 301 S. Chicago

Watseka
6/14/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion Post 23, South 4th St.
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Kankakee

Bradley
5/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
5/31/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
6/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
6/14/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.
6/21/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Quality Inn and Suites, 800 N. Kinzie Ave.

Herscher
6/6/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 E. Third

Kankakee
5/30/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kankakee Faith Reformed Church, 2400 Waldron Rd

Momence
6/4/2018: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Momence Fire Department, 15 N Pine
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How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

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