Message of the Day – Blood

Right before I was scheduled to give a pint of blood at Heartland Blood Center, I saw the front page of the Elgin Courier-News.

Screaming in a blood-red headline was the word

BLOOD

It was a story about mosquitoes and West Nile disease.

The more benign use of blood gets stuck on donors’ chests as their blood drips into a plastic bag.

There is undoubtedly a summer shortage as people go on vacation. Give Heartland a call at 1-800-7TO-GIVE and schedule an appointment. There an office near Hobby Lobby in Crystal Lake.


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