Gillespie will host a community blood drive with ImpactLife, the provider of blood components for local hospitals. The blood drive will be from 1 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18 at 900 Broadway inside United Methodist Church gym.
Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call ImpactLife at (800) 747‑5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before July 24, 2023, are eligible to give at this drive.
All donors will receive an ImpactLife Promo Voucher for their choice of either an EGift Card (Amazon, Target, Walmart, Olive Garden etc.) or make a donation to a teacher in the ImpactLife Service Region.
To donate, please contact Brenda Lowe at 217-710-1336, ImpactLife Springfield at 800-747-5401, or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 60020 to locate the drive.
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
About ImpactLife: ImpactLife is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 125 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. In the area, ImpactLife is the exclusive provider to Carlinville Area Hospital.