For immediate release
August 3, 2020
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, is encouraging residents
of Lake County to sign-up to donate blood at the Foglia YMCA Center on Tuesday, August 18,
from 2-6 p.m.
“Every blood donation has the power to save up to three lives,” said Edly-Allen. “With so many
blood drives cancelled due to COVID-19, your donation is more important than ever. We have
made it easy and safe to give blood during this time. Giving blood is a meaningful way to give
back to our community.”
Versiti will be teaming up with Rep. Edly-Allen to host the blood drive and will be held at the
Foglia YMCA Center at 1025 N Old McHenry Rd. on Tuesday, August 18, from 2-6 p.m. There
is no inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 from donating blood. However, extra precautions
will be taken to protect staff and donors including physical distancing, frequent equipment
sanitation, and the use of masks.
“It takes less than an hour to provide a desperately needed resource to hospitals and medical
centers that use donated blood to perform live-saving operations,” added Edly-Allen. “We must
meet the needs of our community by working together.”
For more information about this blood drive and/or to schedule an appointment, please visit
https://bit.ly/BloodDrive-8-18-20 or call 800-786-4483.
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