TINLEY PARK, IL — One Tinley Park is hosting a blood drive on Oct. 30, at Union Bar & Grill to help gather more blood during the COVID-19 pandemic. The blood drive is in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois.
According to the Red Cross, blood donations are facing a serious shortage of donations due to the pandemic. One Tinley Park said they are proud to team up with the blood center to provide a safe outlet for people to make a difference in the community.
“As blood banks face coronavirus-driven shortages, donating has never been more crucial. The COVID-19 crisis has led to a drastic reduction in blood donations,” the organization said.
One Tinley Park said its goal is to have around 23 donors sign-up for the event to meet their target of 18 pints of blood. The organization said they have about 30 appointment slots to try and get to their goal.
The organization said they have teamed up with Union Bar & Grill, 17821 80th Ave., for the blood drive, and that the restaurant has offered to give a 20% discount to all blood donors.
According to the website, Versiti is a fusion of donors, scientific curiosity, and precision medicine that recognize the gifts of blood and life are precious.
To sign up for an appointment for the blood drive, visit the appointment schedule on the Versiti Blood Center of Illinois website.
This article originally appeared on the Tinley Park Patch