Hispanic Aldermen Encourage More Latinos To Give BloodLatinos make up 17 percent of the general population, and nearly 30 percent of the Chicago population, yet only 4 percent of those who give blood.
Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations WorseThe combination of an extended cold snap, the recent holidays, and the ongoing flu season have led to a 30 percent drop in blood donations for LifeSource, prompting hospitals to keep a close eye on their supplies.
Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of BloodGeorge Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said "it's just like getting your oil changed."
Brutal January Weather Taking A Toll On Blood DonationsThe heavy snow and bitter cold this winter have put a major strain on supplies at Chicagoland blood banks, as donations have dropped precipitously because of cancelled blood drives and missed appointments.
Red Cross Needs Blood; St. Bernard Hospital To Host Donation DriveThere's an emergency call being made for blood donations today.
Blood Bank: Blizzard Cut Into DonationsA Chicago area blood bank says it has an urgent need for blood donors because of the blizzard this week.
Blood Shortage Has Red Cross Seeking DonorsThe American Red Cross, experiencing its lowest supply of blood donations in a decade because of severe winter weather, is urging anyone who can give blood to do so.