A blood drive at Faith Community Church, Huntley, drew a drove of donors Sunday.
That was good news for Heartland Blood Centers. “The downsizing of many businesses has reduced or completely eliminated many blood drives that were once mainstays of the blood supply,” according to according to Ann McKanna, Heartland’s Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development.
To be a blood donor, individuals must be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission; weigh at least 110 pounds; be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies; and be in general good health
Blood drives are scheduled at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, and the CVS Pharmacy, Randall Road, Crystal Lake, both this Saturday.
The next drive in the immediate area will be at Huntley High School November 18 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.