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Urgent Need for Blood…MFD to Host Winter Blood Drive

Oh, Say it Ain’t SNOW…but the Mundelein Fire Department and Vitalent (formerly LifeSource) still need you! Please plan to attend the Winter Blood Drive to help avert a blood shortage! The Winter Blood Drive will be held TOMORROW January 19, 2019 at the Mundelein Fire Department Blood Drive is Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Fire Station 1 (1000 N. Midlothian Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments are available and walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment please call 1-877-258-4825 or visit www.vitalant.org and use MN10. To prepare for your donation eat well, stay hydrated, and bring your ID.

To express appreciation for your donation, all Blood Drive participants will receive Vitalant Awemaker socks to celebrate National Blood Donor Month!

Millions of patients—and their families—count on generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood always is available.

Every day in the U.S., patients in hospitals, surgical centers and emergency treatment facilities need approximately:

• 36,000 units of red blood cells
• 7,000 units of platelets
• 10,000 units of plasma

About 6.8 million volunteers give blood in the U.S., which is nearly 26 percent fewer donors than at the beginning of this decade. The result is nearly 4.2 million fewer donations each year. Together, we can reverse this trend and help more people realize their life-transforming potential.

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