‘Give a Pint’ shirts available to blood donors

March 11-17 at any Vitalant donation center

information provided by Vitalant

LANSING, Ill. (March 6, 2019) – Chicagoans who donate at any Vitalant donation center or blood drive from March 11-17 will receive a specially designed green St. Patrick’s Day “Give a Pint” T-Shirt. Messaging on the front celebrates proud blood donors, and on the back, a friendly hedgehog from Vitalant’s Save the Humans campaign assures potential donors: ‘Take it from me—needles are no big deal.’

The Lansing donation center is located at 2 River Place, off Torrence Avenue, in the plaza near Culver’s. Interested donors should call 877-258-4825 to schedule an appointment, or visit vitalant.org.

In preparation for their donation, donors are asked to eat well, stay hydrated, and arrive with proper identification. The donation appointment takes about an hour (with the donation itself only around ten minutes) and is both safe and comfortable.

At least 400 donations are needed each day to meet the needs of people throughout the Chicagoland area.

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