The Central Illinois Community Blood Center is hosting a community blood drive at Edinburg High School next Monday, October 16. The blood drive will go from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the high school located at 100 East Martin Street.
Caleb Parker is a Donor Relations Consultant for the CICBC. He says each presenting donor will receive a free t-shirt.
Parker says the CICBC has a program with area high schools that host drives that gives the school a cash donation if the blood drive at the school reaches its goal.
Parker says donations have gone up with the start of the new school year, but the need for blood never diminishes. He encourages everyone that is able to come out to Edinburg to possibly help save three lives.