Blood drive is April 13 in Freeport

FREEPORT – State Senator Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) is hosting a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 in the municipal parking lot at 50 W. Douglas St. in downtown Freeport.

“Blood and its components are critical resources in community health care. Across our nation, a person needs blood every two seconds. About one in seven people entering a hospital needs blood. One pint of blood can provide the resources to help treat three people,” Senator Stewart said. “Think about all the good you can do by becoming a blood donor at our Blood Drive April 13 in downtown Freeport.”

The April 13 Blood Drive in downtown Freeport is co-sponsored with the Rock River Valley Blood Center of Freeport.

Appointments are encouraged for planning purposes, but walk-ins are also accepted and will be worked into the schedule where possible.

It is recommended that people wishing to donate blood eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. A photo ID is required.

All donors’ names will be entered into a drawing for a free $100 gas card provided by Stewart.