His dad suggested a blood drive. He'd been fighting cancer for three years, so the family knew all about the need for one.
Mike got to work taking care of publicity, set up and raising money to buy food. Unfortunately, Mike's dad passed away the day before the drive. Mike says his dad made him promise he would go ahead with it no matter what. And, that's exactly what happened.
It was a success. Mike's goal of 30 people was nearly doubled when 58 people rolled up their sleeves. Even more special? Mike's dad laid the foundation for the church hall where the drive was held many years ago.
If you are interested in donating blood, contact Community Blood Services of Illinois:
(217) 367 - 2202
Community Blood Services is the sole supplier of blood and blood products to Carle Foundation Hospital and Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon and Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. All blood donated in our service region stays in our area.