HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is sponsoring a community blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, May 17. The blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.
Erica Johnson is the Communications Manager for the HSHS Central Illinois Division. She says donors will have free food provided to them after donating thanks to a Shelbyville restaurant.
Johnson says summertime is a busier time for residents, but the need for blood also increases with summer activities.
Johnson says residents can stop in and donate, but if you would like to register beforehand, you can visit the Red Cross’ website here.