Without blood donors like you, LifeSource would be unable to fulfill its lifesaving mission and provide blood products to the thousands of patients who need transfusions each year.
LifeSource makes it easy and convenient for you to donate. We operate donor centers located throughout the Chicagoland area. All centers collect whole blood donations and many of the sites also operate as apheresis centers to collect platelet and plasma products. In addition, we operate an average of 10 daily mobile blood drives around the area. You are sure to find a convenient date, location and time to donate!
You can donate anywhere between three and 24 times each year, depending on your type of donation and whether you are eligible to donate. There are basic qualifications that every donor must meet; most restrictions are because of medical and travel history. The actual donation process is quick, easy and painless.
In this section, you’ll find all the information you could ever need about donating blood. And don’t forget: with every blood donation, you truly are saving the lives of those in your community.