Listen up, unhealthy ladies: Chicago’s two hockey teams, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Wolves, will host back-to-back blood drives over the next week in collaboration with LifeSource, Chicagoland’s largest blood center. We ladies are in high demand for blood donation, and all of us here at SDI are asking for you to get out donate, and save lives.
There is no substitute for human blood and after a harsh winter that kept many donors indoors, female donors are needed more than ever. Women are more likely to be turned away as donors due to low iron levels, making it necessary that we show up in larger numbers than our male counterparts. Just one donation can save up to three lives and LifeSource must see 1000 donors EACH DAY to ensure an adequate blood suppy for area patients in need of transfusions in the hospitals they serve.
If that wasn’t motivation enough, the fact that LifeSource has teamed up with the Blackhawks and the Wolves should get you moving.
Blackhawks Drive: Saturday, March 22
Chose between two suburban donation locations: Rosemont and Oak Brook between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Westin Hotel O’Hare
6100 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
1909 Spring Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
While no players will be present for this specific drive, as they have in the past, Tommy Hawk will be there and donors will have the opportunity to win a pair of Blackhawks playoff tickets, autographed Blackhawks jerseys, sticks and tickets to a regular-season game! Make your appointment TODAY by signing up HERE.
Wolves Drive: Tuesday, March 25
The Wolves drive will be conveniently hosted at the Allstate Arena in the Skyline Room from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wolves players will be present and VIP team locker room tours will be given to all donors. Donors will also have the chance to enter to win one of 60 tickets to upcoming Wolves games in April.
To schedule an appointment for the Wolves drive, click HERE.
For more information on the donor process and blood donation in general, visit LifeSource’s homepage.
Remember, it only takes an hour of your life to save up to three lives. Nothing feels better than giving back to those in need. Grab your friends and go donate.