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Chicago History Museum Partners with American Red Cross to Host Community Blood Drive

06/09/2020

The Chicago History Museum will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, June 15th from 9 am – 3 pm at the museum. This partnership aligns directly with the museum’s commitment to serve Chicago and our surrounding communities.

“The Chicago History Museum is committed to serving our communities during these challenging times and helping to meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations is one way we can do that,” said Gary T. Johnson, president of the Chicago History Museum. “We encourage our staff, colleagues and neighbors to volunteer for the blood drive and help save lives.”

The Chicago History Museum is honored to serve as a donation site for a vital cause. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. Your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”

Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative, and B negative, according to the Red Cross.

For more information, call 1-800 RED CROSS or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code CHM.



ABOUT THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum, a major museum and research center for Chicago and American history, is located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago’s stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. The Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is a 2016 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award given to these institutions for their community engagement and having an impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

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