Gurnee Fire Department Blood Drive: Saturday, June 19th

Why Donate Blood?

Blood donation helps supply blood products to treat patients with severe injuries and serious health conditions. A single donation can help save up to 3 lives. According to LifeSource, every two seconds, an American is in need of blood. Without the blood provided by generous donors, 4.5 million Americans would die each year. In spite of this need, only 3% of eligible adults in the Chicagoland area will donate blood this year.

Please consider donating blood at the Fire Department's next blood drive, or at any time during the year at a Vitalant location. Visit www.vitalant.org for more information and locations.

Upcoming Blood Drives:

When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 8am-1pm

Where: In 2 Bloodmobiles outside Fire Station 2 (6581 Dada Dr). All donors are required to wear a mask and make an appointment prior to arriving.

Who Can Donate: To be eligible to donate, you must be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. Please arrive with a valid ID. (Regular donors note: There is an (8) week waiting period in between donations.)

What to Bring: Please bring a valid ID! All donors are required to wear a mask and make an appointment prior to arriving.

How to Schedule an Appointment: Go to Vitalant, click on DONATE BLOOD, then make an appointment. Use Group Code G110. OR Call Vitalant at 1-877-543-3768. Reference Group Code G110.

If you cannot go a drive but want to contribute, you can visit any Vitalant location and use code G110 to have your donation counted toward the total. For more information, please see Vitalant's donation overview.

Questions? Call Gurnee Fire Lt. Dave Douglass at 847-599-6600