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CGH hosts Blood Drive on October 5

Hospital news | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Contact: Nicole Bollman

Sterling, IL ( September 27, 2017)— Give blood, give life and be a hero as you join us for the next CGH Medical Center blood drive on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the CGH Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Rd., Sterling.

All presenting donors may enter a chance to win a gift basket from Twin City Popcorn, courtesy of Twin City Popcorn.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age (or age 16 with a signed parent’s permission slip) and must weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors cannot have donated blood in the last 56 days and should be feeling well and healthy. Those wishing to donate blood should bring a list of prescription and over-the-counter medications that they are currently using. Donors are encouraged to eat a good meal prior to making their donation. All donors must present a photo I.D.

Walk-in donors are always welcome, but anyone wishing to make an appointment for donating blood at CGH may do so by calling Michelle at (815) 625-4790, ext. 6879 or Connie at (815) 625-0400, ext. 5425 or visit  You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass.  Visit for more information.