April 25 blood drive set in La Salle

Drive in honor of blood recipient Mickey Venegas

A firefighter donates blood during the third annual Jake Keltner Memorial Blue Blood Drive on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, at the Sage YMCA. McHenry County sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner was killed in the line of duty serving an arrest warrant in March 2019 in Rockford. All 230 appointments to donate blood were filled this year.

Abundant Life Fellowship Church will host a blood drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the church, 450 Hennepin St., La Salle.

The blood draw is in honor of Mickey Venegas of Mickey’s Massive Burritos, who received critical emergency care thanks to other donors.

Donors are asked to make appointments by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org. Donors who give blood before April 28 are eligible for $10 e-gift cards with a chance to win a $7,000 gift card. Terms apply; visit rcblood.org/spring for details.

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