Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pekin Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Pekin, IL - Pekin City Offices will host a community blood drive from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3 at 111 S. Capitol St.

*Please come donate blood in memory of Bethany Patton.

Bethany received several units of blood on March 27, 2018 while being treated for a pulmonary embolism. Family and friends were her passion and helping people was a way of life for her. Please help us honor Bethany by donating blood in her memory to help us continue her spirit of giving.

What: Pekin City Offices Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive

When: Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Event Room, 111 S. Capitol St., Pekin, IL

*Appointments and Face Masks are Required: To donate, please contact Jamie Evans at (309) 477-2388, Billie Ingles at (309) 478-5312, John Shallenberger at (309) 478-5652 or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 61117 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center at (800)747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before 9/8/20 are eligible to give at this drive.

About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

ABOUT MVRBC: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 100 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In your area, MVRBC is the exclusive provider to Unity Point Health Pekin (Pekin, IL), Unity Point Health Methodist (Peoria, IL), Unity Point Health Proctor (Peoria, IL), OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), Graham Hospital (Canton, IL), OSF St. Joseph Medical Center (Bloomington, IL), and Hopedale Medical Complex (Hopedale, IL).

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