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Posted on: December 4, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Community Blood Drive on Dec. 19

PRESS RELEASE
Date Issued: Dec. 4, 2012

The Westmont Fire Department will host a community blood drive at their Headquarters Station, 6015 S. Cass Ave. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012; 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Village, along with Heartland Blood Centers, reminds all healthy members of our community to give thanks for their good health by sharing it with others less fortunate. At this time of year, we especially remember the families whose lives have been touched by a life-threatening diagnosis that requires frequent blood transfusions for their loved one’s recovery and survival. Patients with leukemia and other forms of cancer, sickle cell disease, and hemophilia, are just a few examples of those dependent on volunteer blood donors to make their treatment and recovery possible.

Every three seconds, someone in our community needs blood. By giving blood, donors have the unique opportunity to save lives. Donating blood is a quick, easy and safe way to provide patients with the gift of life. All donors receive free mini-medical exams on site and information about their temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level.

To be a blood donor, individuals must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with written parental permission; weigh at least 110 pounds; be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies; and be in general good health.

Schedule an appointment online at www.heartlandbc.org or contact EMS Director, Lynn Dralle at 630-981-6417.


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Westmont Media Relations Coordinator
630-417-0280, lmcintyre@westmont.il.gov

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