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Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 12

*All appointment slots are filled, but there are still plenty of opportunities to donate blood in Chicago!*

During the COVID-19 pandemic, blood donation has become more crucial than ever, and the Chicago History Museum is honored to partner with the American Red Cross for this vital cause. Blood is a perishable product that can come only from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the US needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished.

Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, and B negative. One pint of blood can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more!

Appointments are required in order to observe social distancing. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. While there will be signs to guide you at the Museum, we highly recommend reading our new safety protocols prior to your visit. 



What safety measures will you be following?
How do I make an appointment to donate blood?
Will I be able to visit the galleries?


Check out the American Red Cross website for more details or feel free to contact us.

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Red Cross blood bank railroad car, April 4, 1952. HB-15055-C, CHM, Hedrich-Blessing Collection
Two men unloading blood from Red Cross centers off a railcar, 1953. CHM, ICHi-038762

The Details



12 th

9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614

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