Donate Blood at Rush, Pay It Forward

Donating bloodBy Malissa Lichtenwalter

Please join us for the American Red Cross blood drive sponsored by Rush University Medical Center on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 994 of the Armour Academic Center.

All donors presenting at an American Red Cross blood drive in January are eligible to enter its “Pay It Forward” raffle, with one lucky person winning $1,500 to apply toward rent, mortgage and/or utilities.

To schedule an appointment, please go to and enter ZIP code 60612.

Remember to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water prior to donating.
Appointments preferred. Walk-ins welcome. Photo ID needed.

In addition to this blood drive, we encourage employees and visitors to contact the Rush Blood Center Monday through Friday by phone (ext. 2-6680) or e-mail ( to schedule a whole blood or platelet donation. Donations at the Rush Blood Center go directly to Rush patients.

Remember, you can provide a lifetime of tomorrows for those who need blood. Please schedule your donation today.

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Malissa Lichtenwalter is an Apheresis blood donor recruiter with the Rush Blood Center.

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