Palatine—State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) is hosting a blood drive in partnership with Palatine Township and Vitalant. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 23, at Palatine Township, 721 Quentin S. Road, from 12:30—5:30pm and by appointment only.
Rep. Morrison’s drive will take every necessary safety precaution to keep both volunteers and donors safe during the event, which is why appointments are required. To make an appointment to donate blood, residents can visit: http://donateblood.lifesource.org and enter search code 517D. Food donations for the Palatine Township Food Pantry are also welcome during the event.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, blood drives across the state have been canceled, resulting in a severe blood shortage in Illinois. This is Rep. Morrison’s second blood drive in the last two months, and he is hoping to mirror the success of the first, which surpassed expectations with donations—both in blood donations and food donations for the local food pantry.
“There is a constant need for blood and it is essential for blood banks to do what they can to keep up their supply,” said Morrison. “While this pandemic has been a trying time for so many in our community, I have also seen the power of our community to come together to help one another, and it has been truly amazing to see. Donating blood is just one aspect of that, and I am excited to once again bring this opportunity to the 54th District.”
Spots are limited for blood donation, so interested residents should make an appointment as soon as possible.
With questions, constituents can contact Rep. Morrison’s district office at (847) 202-6584.