The Palatine Board of Health and Environmental Health Division hosts three blood drives annually at the Palatine Village Hall in Room Community B. The blood drives are conducted by Vitalant (formerly known as LifeSource). The following blood drives have been scheduled:
Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to give back to your community. If you’ve never donated blood before, we encourage you to try! It takes about an hour—from the time you arrive to the time you leave—to complete a whole blood donation. The actual donation time is only about 10 minutes. Have questions about the donation process start to finish? Select here https://www.vitalant.org/Donate/Donation-Process.aspx
Each year, nearly 5 million Americans need blood transfusions. Blood helps trauma and burn patients, premature infants, heart surgery patients, organ transplant recipients and those fighting cancer, among others. In emergencies, it’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives.
For more information on the donation process or to schedule an appointment for a blood drive, contact Vitalant at (877) 543-3768 or visit www.vitalant.org. Blood drive donor walk-ins are always welcome