COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is partnering with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to host a blood drive on Monday, June 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 365 in Collinsville.
“The pandemic has caused a severe blood shortage, which could impact patients who need surgery or emergency medical treatment,” said Stuart. “Even as the state is reopening, donations are still down, and there is a critical need to increase the blood supply locally to save lives.”
Stuart, in partnership with the Mississippi Regional Valley Blood Center, is offering healthy individuals an opportunity to donate blood on Monday, June 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. To ensure the wellness of both donors and staff members, additional safety protocols will be in place. Donors must schedule an appointment in advance, and walk-ins will not accepted to maintain social distancing. Additionally, face masks will be provided and required. Residents can visit www.bloodcenter.org and use sponsor code 10997 to sign up for an appointment.
“I encourage anyone who is healthy and able to come out and give blood,” continued Stuart. “Donating is an easy way to help those in our community who need medical treatments that require blood transfusions, and it truly makes a difference.”
For more information, contact Stuart’s full-time constituent services office at 618-365-6650 or email RepKatieStuart@gmail.com.