Give Back in More Ways Than One

Blood donors and volunteers needed at the upcoming ABC-7 Great Chicago Blood Drive!

Coming up on January 12 & 13 is the ABC-7 Great Chicago Blood Drive, one of the nation’s LARGEST blood drives and you can be a part of it! The American Red Cross is looking for people to sign up to give blood. Donors will receive a limited edition ABC-7 Great Chicago Blood Drive t-shirt (while supplies last) and will be a part of helping to save lives this winter. Sign up for an appointment by clicking here.

A Red Cross phlebotomist helps a blood donor through their donation.

Can’t donate? Consider being a volunteer! With 5 locations across 2 days, there is a shift for you! Even if you have never volunteered for the Red Cross before, we need over 200 volunteers to help make this drive a success as it has been in the past.

Shift Times: 6:30am-11:00am, 10:45am-4:00pm, 3:45pm-9:00pm

January 12th

  • Navy Pier – 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

January 13th

  • Foglia YMCA – 1025 N Old McHenry Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
  • Hyatt Hotel – 1800 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Georgio’s Banquets – 8800 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided to all who volunteer throughout the day and each volunteer will receive a FREE t-shirt!

Two Red Cross volunteers assist at the 2021 Great Chicago Blood Drive.

Virtual training, safety protocols and Q&A sessions will be held in late December/early January.

Register here!

If you have additional questions, please email us at abc7volunteer@redcross.org.

American Red Cross of Illinois CEO Celena Roldan at the Field Museum in January 2021. This year’s Chicago location will be Navy Pier!

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