Barbara Olson Center of Hope to host blood drive

The Barbara Olson Center of Hope is hosting a Rockford blood drive Thursday, July 20. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will draw blood between noon and 4 p.m.

If you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 100 pounds and are in general good health, you should be eligible to donate blood. One in three people will need blood, and you never know when you or someone you love might be the one.

RRVBC is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony, Rockford Memorial, SwedishAmerican, Beloit Memorial, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, Freeport Health Network, Harvard Memorial, Northwest Suburban Community, and Rochelle Community hospitals. The Blood Center needs to collect 825 units each week to meet area patient needs.

By hosting a blood drive, the Barbara Olson Center of Hope is helping to save lives in the Rock River Valley area. Join them in sharing the Gift of Life. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Heidi Anderson at the Center of Hope, (815) 964-9275.

Contact the RRVBC at 965-8751, toll-free at (866) 889-9073, or on the Web at:

For more information regarding the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, please call 964-9275, or visit:

From the July 12-18, 2006, issue

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