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Health

Receive free Bears T-shirt by donating blood May 24

Morris Hospital will host a blood drive in cooperation with Heartland Blood Centers from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. Everyone who donates will receive a Huddle Up, Give Blood Chicago Bears T-shirt.

Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and feeling well on the day of donation, and be at least 17 years old. In Illinois, 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian.

The entire process for donating blood takes about 45 to 60 minutes. Donors should bring a photo ID with proof of age. Those planning to donate should eat within four hours preceding the donation.

Appointments are recommended by calling Morris Hospital at 815-705-7370 or at heartlandbc.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

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