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LifeSource to Hold Blood Drive at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest Hospital November 11, 2008

Drive will be held to help meet the need for blood in the Lake Forest community

GLENVIEW, IL – LifeSource, Chicagoland’s Blood Center, will be hosting a blood drive in the Lake Forest community to help replenish the blood supply. The drive will take place Tuesday, November 25, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Conference Room A at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, 660 Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045.

LifeSource, which finds the holiday season especially difficult for bringing in blood donations, hopes that donors are able to give the gift of life during this difficult time. Blood donations are a great way to give something back to the community without having to spend any money. All presenting donors will receive a free Mini-Wellness Check, which includes pulse, temperature, hemoglobin (iron), blood pressure and cholesterol screening.

As an additional incentive at this blood drive, presenting donors will be given a holiday music CD while supplies last. The Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Blood Drive also will provide blood donors a means by which they can participate in their community with family and friends.

“The Lake Forest Community has always been a great supporter of the volunteer blood program,” said Joe Torroll, LifeSource’s Hospital Account Manager. “LifeSource is very excited about giving the people of Lake Forest a chance to give something back and get involved in their community through this blood drive.”

Brightening lives through blood donations means recipients and their families may have a gift of life and a renewed promise of hope. Donors also will receive the satisfaction of knowing that their one donation may save up to three lives.

As a way of rewarding its wonderful donors, LifeSource encourages them to enroll in Brighten Life, a donor loyalty program designed to provide committed donors with more meaningful and personal rewards and benefits, such as free cholesterol testing, online scheduling and bonus points that can be redeemed in the online store. For more information visit LifeSource online.

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