In response to a severe blood shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franciscan Health is hosting several blood drives in the coming weeks.
Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled by going online at versiti.org/IL or by calling 1-800-7TO-Give (1-800-786-4483) and choosing your preferred time. Walk-ins are also welcome. Identification is required, and donors must wear a mask
Versiti Blood Center is the primary blood provider to Franciscan Health. All donations go to more than 70 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois.
The American Red Cross drive will be 9AM to 3PM, Wednesday, July 22 in conference room A of the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton at 770 Indian Boundary Road. All donations will be screened for COVID-19 antibodies. Donations are by appointment only due to social distancing requirements. Make an appointment online at redcrossblood.org/give.