Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Athenaeum Theatre Blood Drive on October 19

The Athenaeum Theatre will be working with LifeSource, Chicagoland's Blood Center for a blood drive on 10/19 from 11am to 5pm on-site at the Athenaeum! Let's show what the theatre community and the Lakeview Community can do to help others.

We need at least 50 volunteers for this drive! Please use the link below and follow these instructions to make a reservation.

1.- Click on Mobile Blood Drives (center of the page in red)
2.- Click on “Click here” to search a drive near you…
3.- Select an option and click either on Donor Login. Create Login or New Donor so new or unregistered donors can register.
4.- Scroll down and enter your group code (800B) on Search by Group Code field and select date range up to Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 * (important)
5.- Select Athenaeum Theatre and hit select to schedule the appointment.

Or contact Jeff DeLong at the Athenaeum to schedule an appointment. 773-935-6860. As an added bonus all of the donors will get a choice of the best seats in the house for a screening of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 German, silent, horror classic,Nosferatu!  With a live score performed by the Invincible Czars of Austin, TX. (

Live music and the undead, just in time for Halloween. Thanks for donating! And we hope to see you at the Athenaeum Theatre!

•Brightening lives through blood donations means recipients and their families may have a gift of life and a promise of hope.
•1 in 7 people entering the hospital will need blood. 53% are women and 47% are men
•Every two seconds someone needs blood. Blood is needed daily for surgeries and medical procedures … cancer treatments and emergencies.
•Every time you donate whole blood you can save the lives of 3 people. Blood is divided into platelets, plasma and red cells.
•LifeSource, Chicagoland’s Blood Center, is the largest supplier of blood and blood products in Illinois and one of the largest blood centers in the country.
•Ninety percent of the population will need donated blood in its lifetime, yet fewer than three percent of eligible donors in the Chicagoland area regularly give the gift of life.

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