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Give Back, Give Blood over the Memorial Day Weekend!

May 23, 2017 10:10AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Aurora, Ill. (May 23, 2017) – Memorial Day is an important day in America to give thanks and to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to protect our country.

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – President Harry S. Truman

Making a blood donation at this time is an extraordinary way to pay homage to the service of men and women who protect and defend our nation.  In fact, if you come in to donate at Heartland Blood Centers today through Wednesday, May 31st  to support the never ending cause of keeping up the blood supply, you will receive a $10 Target gift card as a thank you.

According to Amy Smith, Director of donor Recruitment, “It is so important that blood is on the shelves at all times but especially during a holiday weekend like Memorial Day when it is needed most.  Without the generous giving of volunteer blood donors, patients would not have the life-saving blood they need to fight their health battles.”

Please plan on joining others remembering our veterans in this special way by donating blood at any of the mobile drives listed at in your area or come into one of our 13 donor centers listed below.

Special Memorial Day blood drives will be held on:

Saturday, 5/27 at:

Maple Park American Legion Post 312

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

203 Main Street - Maple Park

Drive will be held in the Legion Hall

Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Community BLOOD DRIVE

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Located at 4300 E. Wonder Lake Road

This drive will be held on Heartland's Mobile Coach

Sunday, 5/28

Congregational UCC of St. Charles BLOOD DRIVE

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

located in Rodgers Fellowship Hall

Minooka Bible Church Community Blood Drive

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Heartland's Mobile Coach

412 N. Wabena, Minooka

Visit  for other center’s hours and to schedule an appointment.

You are encouraged to schedule right away by calling 1.800.786.4483, texting APPT to 444-999 or going on line at

Heartland Donor Centers include:

Aurora – 1200 N. Highland Ave.

Bloomingdale - 204 Gary Avenue

Crystal Lake - 6296 Northwest Highway

DeKalb - 2428 Sycamore Road

Elgin - 1140 N. McLean Boulevard

Geneva – 2000 Route 38.

Highland, IN - 2126 45th Street

Joliet - 121 Springfield

Naperville - 1297 South Naper Boulevard

Tinley Park - 16100 Centennial Circle

Westmont - 6317 South Fairview

Winfield - 27W281 Geneva Road

Yorkville – 728 Veterans Pkwy #112