Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Darien Lions Club has its annual community blood drive on Feb. 12 at Lace School.
The Darien Lions Club will host its annual community blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Lace School, 7414 Cass Ave. The blood drive, which will last from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., is conducted in conjunction with the local blood bank, LifeSource. Darien Lions Club members have been involved with the blood drive for more than 30 years, with an average of about 50 people donating blood in recent years. The drive is staffed by Lions Club members, community volunteers and health care professionals. The donation process takes about one hour, including registration and a snack after donating is completed, which itself takes around 10 minutes. This year staff from Adventist Hinsdale Hospital will also be present and will provide free cholesterol and …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Blood donations typically drop off during the winter months and residents are encouraged to donate blood.
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Friday, January 11
With blood in short supply during the winter months, the DuPage County Health Department is encouraging residents to donate blood to help save lives. January is National Blood Donor Month. Blood tends to be in short supply during winter because people take vacations, travel, weather tends to be worse and more people become ill. Blood centers also rely on high schools and colleges hosting blood drives and those are on break early in the year. Blood drives at schools provide about 15 percent of regional blood collections, according to the DuPage County Health Department. Once blood is donated it can be separated into several components including red blood cells, platelets and plasma. A single blood donation can help save the lives of up to …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The club will hold its annual blood drive next Tuesday at Lace Elementary School.
The Darien Lions Club is out for blood—but not in a Twilight or Vampire Diaries sort of way. The club will hold its annual blood drive next Tuesday at Lace Elementary School between 4:30 and 8 p.m. For roughly 30 years, the club has sponsored the drive, which it now conducts in conjunction with local blood bank LifeSource, said this year’s event chair Rick Biehl. In recent years, the club said it has collected roughly 50 pints of blood during the drive. “It’s another way to help the community and give back to it for all it gives to us,” Biel said. More than two-dozen Lions typically donate during the drive, he said. The Lions Club is one of five organizations that participate in the Darien Assurance Blood Program, each of which commits …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The most popular stories on Darien Patch during November.
November was a busy month for the City of Darien as well as all of us here at Darien Patch, which celebrated its one-month anniversary Monday. Take a peek back at the most popular stories on Darien Patch during the past four weeks. 10. Man Charged in Triple Murder Seeks Visitation Rights with Son Johnny Borizov, the Willow Springs man charged in connection with the March murder of three members of a Darien family, requested visitation rights with his 21-month-old son. DuPage Circuit Court Judge Daniel Guerin will hear arguments from the prosecution against that motion Dec. 16, according to the State's Attorneys Office. 9. Parents Experience A Day in the Life at Cass Jr. High Kids got to show their parents how tough it can be to switch …