Give Blood... Save a Life!
Appointments are available every 15 minutes, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and walk-in donors are always welcome! If you cannot schedule an appointment but hope to walk-in, let us know and it will save wait-time when you come to the drive.
Employees may donate during work hours. Please check with your supervisor for coverage while you donate.
2018 Blood Drive Schedule
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
For Methodist blood drives call Tammie Speck at (309) 671-8242. For Proctor blood drives call Carrie McMillion at (309) 672-4874 or Proctor ext. 8608. For Pekin blood drives call Rob Hancock at (309) 353-0445.
You may also register online with our sponsor codes (use 040239 for Methodist, 040431 for Proctor, or UNITYPOINTHEALTHPEKIN for Pekin).
Use the Red Cross Blood Donor App on your iPhone or Android device available in the App Store or Google Play (search "Red Cross Blood").
RapidPass can save you time at the blood drive. Complete the questions and reading on your own laptop or desktop computer on the day of the drive, print out your pass, and when you come to the drive, present your pass and you then just need to complete the health screening.
Eligible donors must:
- Be in good health
- Weigh between 110 - 350 pounds
- Be at least 17 years old
- Feel well the day of the donation
- Have vital signs (pulse, temperature & blood pressure) within criteria
- Wait 56 days (8 weeks) between whole blood donations
Why should I give?
"As an employee of Methodist, I also would like to share my personal experience. Back in 1984, when I was 12 yrs. old, my life was saved by a blood donor. My appendix ruptured and I was admitted to the hospital and rushed into surgery. Due to complications during the surgery, I lost so much blood that a transfusion was required to save my life. If it weren't for the many generous blood donors, I would not be alive today! Now, I too am a blood donor and on the giving end, instead of the receiving end. To all of those donors, thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
- Name withheld at the request of the employee