Blood Drive Jan. 17

Illinois Valley Community College Red Cross Club and Student Nurses Association along with Illini Realtors Association are sponsoring an American Red Cross (ARC) Blood Drive and Bone Marrow registry from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

IVCC instructor and ARC volunteer Steve Swett said, “Donors can save up to 15 minutes during the donation process by registering through RapidPass to select their appointment time and fill out health history questions. They can also print or email their pass.”

Blood donors will receive an ARC “We Challenge U” T-shirt while supplies last.

He added, “For those considering joining the bone marrow registry, Be the Match will provide information about the donation process and potential donors would have a sample of tissue from the inside of the cheek taken using a swab.”

Appointment sign-ups are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10 and 11 and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15 in the Cyber Café, by calling Swett at (815) 224-0232 or visiting redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for information.