It’s National Blood Donor Month – be a lifeline and sign up for the donation
During National Blood Donor Month in January, civic organizations and local churches partner with the Versiti Blood Center of Illinois to host blood drives.
Donating blood can save up to three lives.
Did you know that 37% of the American population is qualified to donate blood, but less than 4% do? Be more than a number; be a lifeline and donate now. It takes about an hour.
Appointments are preferred at donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/city, but appointments are welcome.
Any healthy person 17 years of age or older who meets the eligibility criteria is encouraged to donate. Parental consent is required for donors aged 16 to donate. Photo ID is required.
Register for one of the local blood drives:
Friday January 7
• From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Honda of Lisle lot, 4475 Lincoln Ave., Lisle.
Saturday January 8
• 7:30 am to noon in the Activity Room at St. Scholastica Catholic Church, 7800 Janes Ave., Woodridge.
• 9 am to 2 pm at the Parish Center of Christ the King Catholic Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard.
Monday January 10
• 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hall of the Lutheran Holy Cross Church, 2107 W. Three Oaks Road, Cary.
Tuesday January 11
• 8 am to 1 pm at Yorktown Center, 203 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard.
• Noon to 5 pm at Mount Prospect Park District, 420 W. Dempster.
• 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St.
Wednesday January 12
• 9 am to 2 pm outside the Morton Arboretum Visitor Center, 4100 Route 53, Lisle.
• 10 am to 2 pm at the reserve in Arlington Heights, 1625 S. Arlington Heights Road.
• 11:30 am to 5 pm in the Packey Webb Ford Showroom, 1815 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove.
Thursday January 13
• 8 am to 1 pm at the Lake Barrington Shores HOA clubhouse, 64 Old Barn Road, Barrington.
• 2 pm to 6 pm at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.
Saturday January 15th
• 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Holy Spirit Catholic, 2003 Hassert Blvd. and Book Road, Naperville.
• 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Thomas Church, Route 176 and Oak Street, Crystal Lake.
• Knights of Columbus Council # 12005, 8 am to noon at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Room 114 and 110, 701 S. Eola Road in Aurora.
• 8 am to noon at First Presbyterian Stewart Hall, 715 N. Carlton, Wheaton.
Sunday January 16
• 7:30 am to 11:30 am at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church Narthex, 1313 N. Mill St., Naperville.
• 8 am to 2 pm at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 551 N. Rush St., Itasca.
Monday January 17th
• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Willow Creek Huntley Atrium, 38W133 Huntley Drive.
• 10:30 am to 3:30 pm outside Glen Oak Country Club, 21W451 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn.
Tuesday, January 18
• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Drive.
• 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Healthtrack Sports Wellness, 875 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn.
• 2 pm to 6 pm in the Zion Lutheran Church Multipurpose Hall, 412 Jackson St., Marengo.
Wednesday January 19
• 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township office, One Illinois Blvd. in the Hoffman areas.
• 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Ave., Glen Ellyn.
• 2 pm to 7 pm at the Communion Hall of the United Church of Christ St. Matthew, 1420 S. Gables Blvd., Wheaton.
• 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregation United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove.
• 3 pm to 7 pm in the Large Meeting Room of the Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive.
Thursday, January 20
• 9 am to 3 pm at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn.
• 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Baker Memorial Wiley Hall United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles.
Friday January 21
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St.
Saturday 22 January
• 8 am to 2 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn.
Sunday 23 January
• 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Lord of Glory Lutheran Church Gymnasium, 607 W. Belvidere Road in Grayslake.
Monday January 24
• 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia.
January 24-25 and 27
• Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive with Community Christian Church, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, January 24, at the church campus, 3910 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, at the church gymnasium, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville; and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 in the Church Lobby, 24035 W. Riverwalk Court in Plainfield. Visit www.facebook.com/TaylorBabecBD/.
Tuesday 25 January
• 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Burlington Station Drive, 5100 Forest Ave., Downers Grove.
Wednesday January 26
• 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way.
• 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wheaton Public Library Arts and Culture Center, 225 N. Cross St.
• 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Marengo High School, 110 Franks Road.
• 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plank Road Tap Room Heartland Mobile Coach, 39W149 Plank Road, Elgin.
Thursday January 27
• 11 am to 5 pm at Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale.
• 3 pm to 7 pm at First Baptist Church Gymnasium, 1735 W. Highland Ave., Elgin.
Friday January 28
• 9 am to 3 pm outside Northwestern Medicine Woodstock, 3701 Doty Road.
Saturday 29 January
• 9 am to 3 pm at the Tall Grass Blood Drive Pavilion, 3324 Deering Bay Drive, Naperville.
Sunday January 30
• A Pint & A Big Heart Blood Drive, 9 am to 2 pm at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville.
• 9 am to 2 pm at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road.
Safe social distancing measures will be in place to keep donors safe.
As per our state ordinance, donors will be required to bring and wear face masks during the donation process. Visit versiti.org to view all COVID-19 safety precautions.
If you have any questions or need help signing up, visit the Versiti Blood Center of IL FAQ page.
Based in Aurora, the Versiti Blood Center in Illinois serves 63 hospitals in an area of 12 counties in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, and collects more than 155,000 units of blood per year.