Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Village of Lyons Set to Hold Blood Drive Tuesday Jan. 29


Village of Lyons Set to Hold Blood Drive Tuesday

The Village of Lyons will be teaming with Heartland Blood Centers in hosting a blood drive Tuesday January, 29th.

The blood drive will be held in the north parking lot of the Lyons Village Hall from 2:30 pm until 6:30 pm. 

Lyons Parks and Recreation will be running the event with Heartland Blood Centers, who will have a mobile coach parked in the lot.

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty feels strongly about the positive advantages to Blood Donation.

There are so many benefits in donating blood and am planning to attend the drive on Tuesday, said Mayor Getty.

“We are honored to be able to host a blood drive and know Lyons residents and residents from the surrounding areas will come out and donate,” said Mayor Getty.  “Blood donation is crucial as so many people benefit from it.”

According to the American Red Cross, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day and the average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.

Lyons hosted a blood drive last October with Heartland Blood Centers and saw record a record number in blood donation.
Mayor Getty is hoping to beat this record.

The Lyons Village hall is located at 4200 Lawndale Avenue Lyons, IL 60534. Must be 16 or older to donate and have a photo ID.

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