Rogers Parks hosts community blood drive

Residents of Rogers Park are sponsoring a community blood drive Saturday at the Chicago Math and Science Academy.

Those who donate blood will receive two free tickets to Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago’s premier stand-up comedy club.

Here are details of the blood drive from 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore:

Dear Neighbor,

The Chicago Math and Science Academy, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive this Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the school located at 7212 N. Clark Street (across from Touhy Park, just south of the City of Chicago firehouse).

You don’t need a special reason to give blood.   You just need your own reason.  Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend (or our alderman).  Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood someday.  Some believe it is the right thing we do.

Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.  And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.

It’s also good for your health. When you donate blood, you receive a mini physical to check your:

• Pulse • Blood Pressure • Body temperature • Hemoglobin

What can you expect? When giving blood come prepared:

• Have a light meal and plenty to drink • Bring your donor card or driver’s license/state ID • Bring the names of the medications you’re taking

In addition to the satisfaction you’ll feel in helping others, you’ll receive two FREE tickets to Laugh Factory Chicago, Chicago’s premier stand-up comedy club.

I hope you’ll consider donating.

Sincerely,

Joe Moore

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