Hopedale Medical Complex will be hosting a community blood drive event on Thursday, July 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Wellness Center Gym, located at 222 NW Grove St. in Hopedale. To donate, please contact the Community Blood Center by calling (217) 241-7550 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org (use code 60024 to locate the drive).

Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age, or 16 with parental permission form (available online at www.bloodcenter.org), and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo identification is required to donate.  For questions about eligibility, please call the Central Illinois Community Blood Center at (800) 747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before May 23, 2019 are eligible to give at this drive.

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.

Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In your area. CICBC is the exclusive provider to Hopedale Medical Complex.