The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is in dire need of blood during the summer months, and the center will be hosting a community blood drive Thursday in Assumption. The drive will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. inside the bloodmobile which will be parked at Masonic Lodge in Assumption.
Caleb Parker is a Donor Relations Consultant with the CICBC. He says people may take it easy over the summer but the need for blood never lets up.
Parker says each presenting donor will receive a $10 gift card of their choice, and there is a wide variety of businesses to choose from.
To schedule an appointment, you can contact the CICBC at 241-7550, or visit bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 60003 to locate the Assumption drive.