Ask for a "blue tag" at any American Red Cross blood drive in the metropolitan Chicago area, and your donation could help a child with sickle cell disease. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. Eligible donors must be at least 17-years-old, or 16-years-old with a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form where state permits, must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
To make an appointment or for more information, please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1.800.448.3543). All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.