Blood Donors Needed for Halloween Blood Drive

Kankakee, IL – Area residents are encouraged to sign-up to donate blood at an upcoming Blood Drive to be held at Rep. Parkhurst’s District Office from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Monday, October 23rd. The Blood Drive is sponsored by State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) with Heartland Blood Centers. Those interested in donating blood should call Rep. Parkhurst’s office to schedule an appointment at (815) 523-7779 or visit

Donors are required to be in good general health and feeling well, be at least 17-years- old (or 16-years- old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 lbs. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18-years- old and younger and all high school donors.

Healthy means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, healthy also means that you are being treated and the condition is under control. If you are not feeling well on the day of your donation, you may reschedule.

“Give more life by giving blood!” Rep. Parkhurst said. “We need a healthy and reliable blood supply, so please help by donating.”

Rep. Parkhurst’s District Office is located at 370 E. Court St. Appointments can be made here or by calling Rep. Parkhurst’s office at 815-523-7779.