Blood & Food Donations Urgently Needed in Chicagoland Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020

Blood & Food Donations Urgently Needed in Chicagoland Community

Right now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world and our Chicagoland community faces unprecedented challenges. We currently have severe shortages in blood donations and the economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to increase food insecurity as well.

In times of hardship, BOMA/Chicago members have always rallied together to support the community. Right now, Chicago needs your support more than ever. Will you help us save lives by donating blood and food to our neighbors who are facing hardships?

Please note that the FDA is urging all communities to donate blood and that giving blood and hosting a drive are not considered “gatherings.” Also, if you have a blood drive scheduled within the next month, our partners ask that you do not cancel. Right now, every unit of blood matters.

Blood Drive & Greater Chicago Food Depository Information

American Red Cross
Schedule a Personal Blood Donation Here

To schedule a blood drive, contact Anna Feltham at anna.feltham2@redcross.org or call (312) 388-4715.

Versiti (formerly Heartland Blood Centers)
Schedule a Personal Blood Donation Here

To schedule a blood drive, contact Lawrence Smith at lawrence.smith@versiti.org or call (331) 276-8851.

Vitalant (Formerly Lifesource)
Schedule a Personal Blood Donation Here

To schedule a blood drive, contact Christine Simons at csimons@itxm.org or call (847) 260-2569.

Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD)
Donate to the GCFD Here

Contact Andrew Palmer at apalmer@gcfd.org or call (773) 843-6655 with any questions.

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