Informational graphic about the blood driveLAKE FOREST – To help address widespread blood shortages, State Senator Julie Morrison will host a blood drive on March 26. 

“Blood donations have been critically low at a time when they are needed more than ever,” said Morrison (D-Lake Forest). “If you are able, I encourage you to join me and donate – it could save a life.”

The blood drive is in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois. It will take place on March 26 from 1:30-6 p.m. at the Indian Trails Library located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling. Every donation will save up to three lives and donors will receive a pint of ice cream as a thank you. Donors are encouraged to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Donors are encouraged to book ahead of time, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a blood donation click here.

“Doing something selfless and being a good neighbor is important to our community,” said Morrison. “This is an opportunity to do our part.”

People with questions can call Morrison’s office at 847-945-5200.