We have officially scheduled the Tangerine Owl Project Blood Drive in honor of Griffin Maks!
Date: Tuesday July 29, 2014
Location: Oakton Community Center (Program Room West); 4701 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076
Appointments can be made prior to the date by following the link below and creating a login to schedule your slot. Appointments are not required, but will help those in need of a specific time frame. Walk-ins are welcome.
Treats, and family friendly atmosphere will be provided, so feel free to bring the kiddos along.
Our goal is 50 people, but we’d love to bring this community together to knock that goal right out of the park!
We are THRILLED to be sponsoring a summer blood drive to honor of Griffin Maks, a little boy who had leukemia and is now in remission. This incredible Skokie family has endured a lot…. Not only was Griffin a triplet who was born prematurely and spent some time in the NICU and received transfusions, but at only a few years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia. We are happy to say that Griffin has made an excellent recovery thanks to blood donations supplied by Heartland Blood Centers –
Did you know that cancer patients receive just as much blood, if not MORE, than those in accidents that need transfusions? And preemies are often in need of multiple transfusions throughout their stay at in the NICU.
So now, we’re partnering with Griffin’s family and HBC to try to give back. Time and details to be announced, but keep a lookout for info soon. Each donation can save 3 people! It’s amazing, and just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that people don’t still need blood each and every week….