There is a need for blood donations in Central Illinois, according to Taylorville Memorial Hospital President and CEO Kim Bourne.
TMH is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, August 20th from 11am until 6pm. Donations will take place at the University of Illinois Extension Office and not at the hospital because of COVID-19 and the ongoing construction. The U of I Extension Office is located at 1120 N Webster St. in Taylorville.
You must sign up for an appointment to donate blood. If you do wish to make a blood donation you can call 824-1836 for an appointment.
Giving blood is a wonderful way to give back to the community and even though the blood supply in Central Illinois is in good shape, according to Bourne, donations are still needed to make sure it stays that way.
Kim Bourne was a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.