Community Blood Drives
The Bloomington-Normal YMCA is continuing our service to our community with a series of blood drives benefiting the American Red Cross and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. In this time of crisis, there is a national blood shortage, and our YMCA is positioned to help.
“While everyone is being asked to avoid mass gatherings, it’s very important to note that blood drives are not considered “mass gatherings.” Blood drives are controlled events with trained staff and appropriate safety measures to protect donors and recipients. Like a hospital, grocery store, or pharmacy, a blood drive is essential to ensuring the health of the community. It is possible to practice social distancing and donate blood. You can still go out and give blood. We’re worried about potential blood shortages in the future. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.” - U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams
Below are our upcoming blood drives. Each date has an assigned sign up link for you to choose your time slot. Thank you for your support in giving back to our community!
WEDNESDAY, July 22ND:
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Bloomington-Normal YMCA Gym
Partnering Organization: Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center