CHICAGO, June 7, 2019 – WGN-TV is partnering with Vitalant (formerly LifeSource) to host community blood drives on Friday, June 14 from 7am to 2pm at the WGN-TV Studios and from 9am – 3pm at the Chicago Dogs, Impact Field in Rosemont, in honor of World Blood Donor Day. The day aims to promote the importance of blood donation and highlight the lives of those who have been saved thanks to blood donations. This is WGN-TV’s third year hosting a blood drive at the WGN-TV Studios. In preparation for their World Blood Donor Day donations, donors are asked to eat well, stay hydrated and arrive with proper identification. All donors will receive a limited edition Vitalant tumbler. Donors attending the blood drive at Impact Field will receive a pair of tickets to a Chicago Dogs baseball game. The blood donation process takes about an hour; donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent).
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