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Community invited to donate blood on May 12 at Glen Crest

There is a critical need for blood donations at this time. The community can help by donating between 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn.

You can sign up to donate at:

The blood drive will follow proper social distancing guidelines to allow the community to safely donate. All staff and visitors will wear masks.

You can also call or text your name and desired time to Camille from Versiti Blood Center of Illinois at (847) 305-9998 to be added to the schedule.

A photo ID is required to donate blood. The drive is open to anyone in the community.

Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history, donation, and refreshment. Blood donation usually takes about 10 to 12 minutes. Donors can speed up the process by using VersiPASS, which allows them to fill out basic medical screening questions from their phone the morning of their donation. You can learn more about VersiPASS here:

You can learn more about the process of donating blood at

Please note: Versiti will no longer conduct a SARS COV-2 antibody test – also known as the COVID-19 Antibody Test – on donations.

Future blood drives are scheduled for Glen Crest on August 25 and November 3.

Posted: April 26, 2021