Community Blood Services of Illinois was organized in 1972 to supply life-saving blood needed by critically ill and injured people. A fundamental intent was to assure area patients of the availability of adequate blood supplies derived solely from donations made by altruistic, volunteer donors.
Each year, thousands of patients here in east central Illinois need blood transfusions. There are as yet no effective substitutes for human blood... healthy volunteers are the only source of the life-saving gift of blood.
Blood Donation Is Safe:
*A single-use sterile needle is used for each donation and then destroyed.
*The human body readily compensates for the donated blood volume.
*Donated blood is naturally replaced in one's body within a matter of weeks.
Blood Donation Is Convenient:
*The complete process takes approximately 45 minutes (with the actual blood collection lasting 5-10 minutes);
*Area blood donation sites are open early mornings, evenings, and on Saturday ... in addition to regular daytime hours.
*Blood drives are regularly held with numerous employment, educational, religious and community organizations throughout the blood center's service area.
If you are in good health and interested in becoming a blood donor, we encourage you to contact us. Your donation will help save the lives of the patients we serve.