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Hinsdale joins other hospitals in holiday blood drive

Hinsdale –Adventist Hinsdale Hospital is one of five hospitals participating in the Chicagoland Hospital Blood Donor Center Alliance “Fight 4 Life” whole blood and platelet donation drive. The hospitals have joined forces to help educate the public on the critical need for whole blood and platelet donations during the holiday season.

“Tis the season for giving and helping those in need,” said Julie Chin Bloom, donor recruiter at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Blood Center. “Our blood center provides the critical link between blood donors who generously give the gift of life and the local patients who need this lifesaving gift. We urge eligible donors to make an appointment as soon as possible.”

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital joins NorthShore University HealthSystem, Rush University Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago in the Fight 4 Life drive. The drive began in 2005 as a friendly competition between four blood donor centers in Chicago. It has since grown to include five programs.

Hospital blood donor centers are a direct resource for blood and platelets to their respective hospitals. When platelets or blood are donated at any one of the participating hospitals blood donor centers, it benefits that institution. Blood has a shelf life of about 42 days, but platelets – the body’s internal bandages – have a shelf life of just five days. Every day, hundreds of patients in the Chicago area need fresh platelets from healthy donors. 


Donating blood and platelets is safe, simple and it saves lives. Call today to schedule your appointment at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Blood Center: 630-856-7837.