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Plainfield blood drive set for May 14

Several entities in Plainfield are hosting a blood drive on Thursday, May 14 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Several entities in Plainfield are hosting a blood drive on Thursday, May 14 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Officials in Plainfield will be hosting a blood drive May 14 to boost the blood supply in Illinois amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

State Rep. Mark Batinick, Plainfield Township, the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Versiti Blood Center of Illinois are partnering to host the blood drive, according to a news release.

The drive will take place from 2 to 7 p.m May 14 at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines St.

“As the pandemic continues, there continues to be a severe blood shortage in Illinois,” Batinick said in the release. “Our community has already come together in so many ways to help each other out, I know this is just one more way we can continue to do that, and in this case together we can help save lives.”

As a safety precaution, donations will be by appointment only and face coverings will be required. No walk-ins will be accepted. Time slots to donate are limited so the organizers ask that donors make an appointment as soon as possible.

Those interested can make an appointment at donate.illinois.versiti.org.

Constituents with questions can call Batinick's district office in Plainfield at 815-254-0000.

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