KishHealth System plans blood drives

Published: Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 11:53 a.m.CDT

Valley West Hospital hosts a community blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, in the Valley West Medical Office Building on the Valley West campus,15 W. Pleasant Ave., Sandwich. Donating blood is completely safe, and organizations like the Heartland Blood Centers rely on volunteers for support. Help save lives by giving a meaningful gift this holiday season. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online or by calling Sue Morgan at 815-498-9467.

A photo ID is required for donation. Please make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before you donate. When arriving for your donation, park in the Valley West Medical Office Building parking lot, enter the building through the main entrance and follow the signs to the second floor.

A community-wide blood drive also isscheduled from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday atKishwaukee Hospital in the Garden Level Conference Room, DeKalb. To schedule a donation, sign up on online at or call 815-756-1521, ext. 151000. Walk-ins also are welcome.

A photo ID is required. Donors will earn points to redeem online gift cards and a variety of premium gifts in the Heartland's Warm Hearts Club at

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