DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is partnering with the Central Illinois Blood Center to host a blood drive for local hospitals in Decatur and Springfield to help address blood shortages.
“The pandemic has caused cancellations of blood drives that may have been held at local churches, businesses and community centers, leading to shortages of blood at our local hospitals,” Scherer said. “The need is great, so I invite healthy individuals to schedule appointments to donate for patients who rely on transfusions for various surgical procedures and other treatments. We need to ensure that blood remains available during this difficult time.”
State Representative Sue Scherer Community Blood Drive
Saturday, July 18, 9:00 am ‑ 1:30 pm
Decatur Indoor Sports Complex, 1295 W Wood St, Decatur, IL
Scherer’s blood drive is open to donors of all blood types, with a critical need for those with any negative blood type and type O positive. All donors must schedule appointments and will be required to wear face coverings to adhere to CDC guidelines.
To schedule an appointment, visit https://login.bloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/97479, contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877 9636, or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 61230 to locate the drive.