ST. CHARLES – Next Friday, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is hosting a “Leap into Spring” Blood Drive. He invites 65th District constituents to join him on Friday, March 31st from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1145 N. 5th Ave., St. Charles, IL, 60174) to donate blood.
“Spring is in full swing and you can give a lifesaving gift by donating blood,” said Rep. Ugaste. “I encourage everyone who is eligible to donate to come out and kick off their weekend and spring with a good deed that helps our communities. You can leap into spring by giving blood!”
According to America’s Blood Centers, every 2 seconds, someone needs blood but only approximately 3% of the U.S. population donates blood each year. The American Red Cross says that blood donations help cancer patients, trauma patients, sickle cell patients, burn patients, and patients with chronic diseases.
Constituents can call Rep. Ugaste’s office at (630) 797-5530 with questions. The 65th District now includes parts of Elburn, Lily Lake, Campton Hills, South Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, and Wayne, but all are welcome at the event.