The holidays don’t stop the need for blood in area hospitals. That’s why the Central Illinois Community Blood Center is holding a blood drive on Thursday, November 30 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Assumption.
Caleb Parker is a Donor Relations Consultant with the CICBC. He says because people get busier during the holidays, the center tends to see a dip in donations this time of year.
Parker says presenting donors will receive a voucher for their choice of a long-sleeve t-shirt or a gift card to Amazon, Starbucks, Subway, or Target. Parker hopes everyone can come out to Assumption on November 30.
Parker reminds everyone that donating blood can save up to three lives. Potential donors must be at least 17-years-old. 16-year-olds can donate with a parental permission form.