Mariah - Sickle Cell Warrior and Blood Recipient

People Need People

“It’s our duty to donate blood,” says Mariah’s mom, Tamara. “We take it upon ourselves that somebody helped our daughter, so now we do it in return.”

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois has provided blood products and services to local patients since 1943. Find a blood center near you or use our zip code search to find a nearby community blood drive.

About Versiti Blood Center of Illinois

With more than 70 years of service to its communities, Versiti Blood Center of Illinois is the oldest blood center in Illinois and among the oldest in the country.

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Illinois Blood Donation Centers

 
Aurora Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 1200 North Highland Ave., Aurora, IL 60506. Open 7 days per week.
 
Bloomingdale Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 204 Gary Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Open 7 days per week.
 
Crystal Lake Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 6926 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Open 7 days per week.
 
DeKalb Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 2428 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115. Open 7 days per week.
 
Elgin Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 1140 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123. Open 7 days per week.
 
Geneva Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 2000 W. State St., Unit 1E, Geneva, IL 60134. Open 7 days per week.
 
Highland Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 2126 45th St., Highland, IN 46322. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
 
Joliet Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 2625 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL 60435. Open 7 days per week.
 
Naperville Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 1297 South Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL 60540. Open 7 days per week.
 
Tinley Park Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 16100 Centenial Circle, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Open 7 days per week.
 
Westmont Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 6317 S. Fairview, Suite 1, Wesmont, IL 60559. Open 7 days per week.
 
Winfield Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 27W281 Geneva Rd., Winfield, IL 60190. Open 7 days per week.
 
Yorkville Blood Donation Center
Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at this Versiti Blood Center of Illinois donation center. Located at 728 E. Veterans Pkwy., Suite 112, Yorkville, IL 60560. Open 7 days per week.

We're In Your Community

 

In addition to our donor centers, we regularly host blood drives at schools, workplaces and other nearby locations. Search by your zip code for blood drives near you or browse our featured community blood drives.

 

“It’s our duty to donate blood,” says Mariah’s mom, Tamara. “We take it upon ourselves that somebody helped our daughter, so now we do it in return.”

Tamara and Mariah

About Blood Donation

 
Blood Types Explained
Find the facts about different blood types, from A+ to O-. Learn more about why people have different blood types before your next blood donation.
 
Types of Donations
Volunteer to donate blood at a blood donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate blood and make an appointment to donate today.
 
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
 
LGBTQ+ Donor Information
Members of the LGBTQ+ community may be able to donate blood, platelets or plasma, provided that they meet FDA eligibility requirements.
 
Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
 
VersiPASS
Use VersiPASS to answer your donor questionnaire from the comfort of your home, the day of your appointment.
 
Beacon Club Loyalty Program
Blood donors of all blood types and blood drive hosts earn rewards in Versiti’s blood center loyalty club. Donate blood or host a blood drive for rewards.
 
Resources and Forms
Browse Versiti’s library of resources, including test requisitions and descriptions, blood donor information, educational materials, and more.