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Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations Worse

The 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.


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Mom Helps Organize Blood Drive To Recruit African-American Donors

A Waukegan woman whose son has been battling sickle cell anemia all his life has teamed up with LifeSource to encourage more African-Americans to donate blood.


George Serena dressed up as a drop of blood two years ago, when he donated his 138th pint of blood. He's up to 151 as of Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood

George 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.”


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Brutal January Weather Taking A Toll On Blood Donations

The 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.


A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Flu Epidemic May Be Putting Blood Donors Out Of Commission

Both Lifesource and the American Red Cross say they’re in need of RH-negative donors. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts.


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LifeSource Teams With Blackhawks For Blood Drive

CHICAGO (WBBM) — LifeSource is teaming up with the Chicago Blackhawks for a holiday blood drive and marrow registry today until 8 p.m. at the Westin O’Hare Hotel, 6100 North River Road in Rosemont. The […]