November 02, 2009
Donate blood at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Nov. 10
Glendale Heights – Adventist GlenOaks Hospital is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the hospital, 701 S. Winthrop Ave. Call 630-856-7837 to make an appointment to give the gift of life.
Blood collected during the drive can be used at all Adventist hospitals including Adventist GlenOaks, Adventist Hinsdale, Adventist La Grange Memorial, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.
“One pint of blood can save up to three lives,” said Janice Rosacrans, donor recruiter. “Because the blood we collect stays in the community, a donor may save the life of a neighbor, friend or family member.”
Donors are eligible to give blood if they are 17 years old or older, or 16 with parent’s permission, weigh more than 110 pounds, are in good health and have eaten a regular meal within four hours of donating. An individual can donate every eight weeks. Donors receive mini-physicals prior to donating. Their blood pressure, temperature and iron levels are checked to ensure their good health.