The Central Illinois Community Blood Center’s rush of blood drive continues this week. Last week, the CICBC held two blood drives in Taylorville, and there will be three in Christian County this week.
On Tuesday, there will be a blood drive at Lincoln Land Community College’s Taylorville campus from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the action heads to Morrisonville for a blood drive from 2 until 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Morrisonville. Finally on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., you can donate blood at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
CICBC Donor Relations Coordinator Caleb Parker says the many blood drives happening right now is partially because of the need, but also because they can count on area residents to fill the need.
Parker says they will still be offering football themed t-shirts to donors at this week’s drives.
Parker says a person can donate blood once every 56 days. He reminds everyone to bring a photo ID to donate, and to eat and drink before you donate and afterwards to prevent any fatigue.