Mark your calendar now and SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming blood drive!

New Lenox Public Library Blood Drive

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Appointments are encouraged. Sign up today for an appointment at the Circulation Desk or use the link below to schedule now!

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Who benefits from blood donation?

At Heartland Blood Centers, we never forget the patients who receive the blood we collect. Every unit of blood is collected from volunteer donors who meet specific criteria and have been screened according to strict guidelines. Every unit (pint) is collected, transported, tested and stored according to tightly-controlled procedures. Examples of transfusion needs are:

  • Cancer: Up to 8 units/month
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: Up to 2 units/day
  • Liver Transplant: Up to 100 units
  • Auto Accident: Up to 50 units
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: 2–25 units

More than 95% of Americans reaching age 72 will need blood (or one of the products that can be derived by blood) in their lifetime.

About 75% of all people over the age of 30 have at least one personal acquaintance who has had a blood transfusion.

Blood is a fragile substance. It is a liquid, living tissue that must be used within 42 days (5 days for platelets) of the time it is donated.