July 9, 2012
State's Attorney Glasgow teaming up with Heartland, local mom
to host second blood drive in downtown Joliet on July 13
A Heartland Blood Centers mobile coach
JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is again partnering with Heartland Blood Centers and local mom Jennifer Babec to host a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Friday July 13 at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, 121 N. Chicago St. in Joliet.
The State’s Attorney’s Office is across the street from the historic Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet.
State’s Attorney Glasgow and Joliet resident Jennifer Babec – whose young daughter required more than 20 blood transfusions during her successful battle against cancer – are working together to bring three of Heartland Blood Center’s mobile coaches to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday. Jennifer is Heartland’s top volunteer coordinator.
The State’s Attorney’s Office will have some fun to encourage donations:
Blood donations drop signficantly during summer months due to vacations and summer closings of local high schools and colleges. Twenty five percent of Heartland’s blood supply comes from school drives. The July 13 drive will be an opportunity to boost the local supply. Heartland is the sole provider of blood and blood products for Silver Cross Hospital and Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center.
State’s Attorney Glasgow is encouraging anyone who works in or plans to visit downtown Joliet to take roughly 30 minutes to donate blood on July 13.
Appointments guarantee you will move quickly through the process and can be made by calling Jennifer Babec at (815) 325-4282, or by visiting Heartland Blood Centers online at www.heartlandbc.org. Walk-in donors also will be welcomed.