It's National Blood Donor Month -- be a lifesaver and sign up for donation

  • Though there have been many lifesaving advances in medical technology, there is still no substitute for blood. Consider making a blood donation, which can save up to three lives.

    Though there have been many lifesaving advances in medical technology, there is still no substitute for blood. Consider making a blood donation, which can save up to three lives. Daily Herald file photo

Updated 1/6/2022 6:12 PM

During National Blood Donor Month in January, local civic organizations and churches are partnering with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois to host blood drives.

One donation of blood can save up to three lives.


Did you know that 37% of the U.S. population is qualified to donate blood, but less than 4% do? Be more than a number; be a lifesaver and donate now. It takes about an hour.

Appointments are preferred at, but walk-ins are welcome.

Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to donate blood. Photo ID is required.

Sign up for one of the local blood drives:

Friday, Jan. 7

• Noon to 4 p.m. in the Honda of Lisle lot, 4475 Lincoln Ave., Lisle.

Saturday, Jan. 8

• 7:30 a.m. to noon at Saint Scholastica Catholic Church activity room, 7800 Janes Ave., Woodridge.

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• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church Parish Center, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard.

Monday, Jan. 10

• 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Holy Cross Lutheran Church hall, 2107 W. Three Oaks Road, Cary.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Center, 203 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard.

• Noon to 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Park District, 420 W. Dempster.

• 1:30 to 7 p.m. at First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Morton Arboretum Visitor's Center, 4100 Route 53, Lisle.

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Reserve at Arlington Heights, 1625 S. Arlington Heights Road.

• 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Packey Webb Ford Showroom, 1815 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove.


Thursday, Jan. 13

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Barrington Shores HOA clubhouse, 64 Old Barn Road, Barrington.

• 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 33 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.

Saturday, Jan. 15

• 7 to 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic, 2003 Hassert Blvd. and Book Road, Naperville.

• 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church Knights of Columbus Hall, Route 176 and Oak Street, Crystal Lake.

• Knights of Columbus Council No. 12005, 8 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Room 114 and 110, 701 S. Eola Road in Aurora.

• 8 a.m. to noon at First Presbyterian Church Stewart Hall, 715 N. Carlton, Wheaton.

Sunday, Jan. 16

• 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Timothy Lutheran Church narthex, 1313 N. Mill St., Naperville.

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 551 N. Rush St., Itasca.

Monday, Jan. 17

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willow Creek Huntley atrium, 38W133 Huntley Drive.

• 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. outside Glen Oak Country Club, 21W451 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Drive.

• 1 to 7 p.m. at Healthtrack Sports Wellness, 875 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn.

• 2 to 6 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church multipurpose room, 412 Jackson St., Marengo.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

• 12:30 to 6 p.m. at Schaumburg Township office, One Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the Glen Crest Middle School multipurpose room, 725 Sheehan Ave., Glen Ellyn.

• 2 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew United Church of Christ fellowship hall, 1420 S. Gables Blvd., Wheaton.

• 3 to 7 p.m. at First Congregation United Church of Christ, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove.

• 3 to 7 p.m. in the Algonquin Area Public Library large meeting room, 2600 Harnish Drive.

Thursday, Jan. 20

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn.

• 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Baker Memorial United Methodist Church Wiley Hall, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles.

Friday, Jan. 21

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St.

Saturday, Jan. 22

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

Sunday, Jan. 23

• 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church gym, 607 W. Belvidere Road in Grayslake.

Monday, Jan. 24

• 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road in Batavia.

Jan. 24-25 and 27

• Taylor Babec Community Blood Drives with Community Christian Church, from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the church campus, 3910 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove; 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the church gym, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville; and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in the church lobby, 24035 W. Riverwalk Court in Plainfield. Visit

Tuesday, Jan. 25

• 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Burlington Station Drive clubhouse, 5100 Forest Ave., Downers Grove.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

• 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way.

• 1 to 7 p.m. in Wheaton Public Library's Arts & Culture Center, 225 N. Cross St.

• 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Marengo High School, 110 Franks Road.

• 2 to 7 p.m. at Plank Road Tap Room Heartland Mobile Coach, 39W149 Plank Road, Elgin.

Thursday, Jan. 27

• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale.

• 3 to 7 p.m. in the First Baptist Church gym, 1735 W. Highland Ave., Elgin.

Friday, Jan. 28

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Northwestern Medicine Woodstock, 3701 Doty Road.

Saturday, Jan. 29

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tall Grass Blood Drive Clubhouse, 3324 Deering Bay Drive, Naperville.

Sunday, Jan. 30

• A Pint & A Big Heart Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alfred Rubin Riverwalk community room, 305 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville.

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road.

Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety.

Keeping in compliance with our state's ordinance, donors will be required to bring and wear face masks during the donation process. Visit to see all COVID-19 safety precautions.

If you have any questions or need assistance registering, visit the Versiti Blood Center of IL FAQ Page.

Based in Aurora, Versiti Blood Center of Illinois serve 63 hospitals in a 12-county area in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, and collects more than 155,000 units of blood annually.


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