Willowbrook Student Council to host blood drive for Vitalant

Willowbrook’s Student Council is gearing up for the first blood drive of the school year to donate blood for Vitalant!

The event will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the school. Students and staff are invited to participate, and donors must be at least 16 years old. Students who are 16 years old need parental consent, and the permission form can be accessed at https://www.dupage88.net/site/public/files/?item=5759.

Donated blood is used to assist people who are going through cancer treatment or an organ transplant or those who have been in an accident, and each unit of blood collected supports up to three lives.

Community members also are welcome to contribute to Willowbrook’s total. Appointments can be scheduled at any Vitalant Donation Center by going to www.vitalant.org or calling 1-877-258-4825. Be sure to use group code 526C to give toward scholarships for Willowbrook students.

All participants will receive a coupon for a free, large one-topping pizza from Papa John’s.