The Palatine Board of Health is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street in Room Community B. The blood drive will be conducted by Vitalant.
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! Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. This constant need for blood can only be met by generous donors like you, and when you give blood, you could save the life of a cancer patient or someone needing open-heart surgery. Remember, it's the blood on the shelves hospitals turn to in emergency situations. Make blood donations a part of your routine.
The actual donation time for whole blood only takes about 10 minutes. The entire process, from registration to post-donation refreshments, takes about one hour. Donors can save time by registering in advance before arrival and completing the health history questionnaire online using DonorPass.
Your donation may help patients battling COVID-19. Are you fully recovered from COVID-19, or suspect you may have had COVID-19 but weren’t tested - and have been symptom free at least 14 days? If so, your blood or platelet donation could help COVID-19 patients. Vitalant is testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies. If your donation is antibody positive, they can produce convalescent plasma from it to help COVID-19 patients - and the remaining blood components will help other patients with serious medical conditions.
For more information on the donation process or to schedule an appointment, call 877-258-4825 or visit Vitalant. Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-in donors are always welcome.