Chicago area hospitals in need of blood donations

Hospitals in Illinois' Lake County are running low on all types of blood and appointments with donors are too few in number, according to The Chicago Tribune.

A spokesperson for Heartland Blood Center, which collects donations for 71 hospitals across the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas, said more donations of all types are needed. Heartland has only booked half the number of donation appointments needed to get through the holiday season.

O-negative blood has been in especially high demand.

For more information about Lake County blood drives, read the Chicago Tribune report for dates, locations and times. Heartland is offering $10 gift cards to stores and restaurants to those who donate in December or January.

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