Fox Lake, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2014
Ray Chevrolet of Fox Lake is proud to announce their upcoming community blood drive on Saturday, 2.22.14 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ray Chevrolet invites the public to come out and donate blood to support life in the Chicagoland community. The drive will be set up in the 2nd floor conference room at the dealership, in partnership with LifeSource, Chicagoland's Blood Center.
Appointments are recommended to ensure that the LifeSource staff will be able to accommodate all donors. Donors can schedule an appointment by calling LifeSource at 1-877-543-3768 or online at http://www.lifesource.org using sponsor code 488B. Ray Chevrolet is located at 39 N. Rt 12 Fox Lake, IL.
"We are excited to be hosting this blood drive at our dealership, and look forward to making an impact in our community. We have held several drives in the past, and have been humbled to see such a wonderful turnout from our staff, customers, and community members," said Ray Scarpelli, General Manager at Ray Chevrolet.
With just one blood donation, donors can save multiple lives. Approximately 37 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 5 percent do. Without donors, LifeSource would not be able to fulfill their live saving mission and service the thousands of patients in need of blood transfusions each year. There are basic qualifications that every donor must meet; most restrictions are because of medical and travel history. The actual donation process is quick, easy and painless.
Prior To Donating
Donors must have a valid ID on the day of the blood drive. A LifeSource or military ID, driver’s license, or employee badge with picture and full name are all approved forms of ID. Birth certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor full name will also be accepted. Eligible donors can donate anywhere between three and 24 times each year, depending on your type of donation and whether you are eligible to donate. Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to donate blood. Donors should eat a healthy meal with low-fat and iron-rich foods, and drink plenty of fluid. Donors should also wear warm, non-restrictive clothing to the blood drive.
Do not smoke for at least one hour before donation. Do not chew gum, mints or candy immediately before or during your donation. If you are donating platelets, do not take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least 48 hours before your donation
LifeSource makes it easy and convenient to donate blood, with many donor centers located throughout the Chicagoland area. All centers collect whole blood donations and many of the sites also collect platelet and plasma products. In addition, they operate an average of 10 daily mobile blood drives around the area. You are sure to find a convenient date, location and time to donate!
About Ray Chevrolet
At Ray Chevrolet, our goal is to give you the best car buying experience possible. We aim to have the best selection of new and used inventory, and pride ourselves on working with our customers through all aspects of the car buying process, from conveniently getting a quote in person or online, to applying for financing, and scheduling service appointments.
Voted one of the ‘Best Automobile Dealerships in Chicagoland' by the 2013 Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Awards, we continue to strive for excellence. We have devoted ourselves to serving our customers, and believe the cars we offer are the highest quality and ideal for your life needs. We understand that you rely on our staff for accurate information, and it is our pledge to deliver you the best deals and service for your new or used Chevrolet.