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There are several days each month you can give blood at a Chicago-area YMCA!

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Helping the community in more ways than one, the YMCA is now partnering with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois to provide the gift of life to patients in need. Blood drives are hosted twice a month. Blood is a resource that only we can give each other. The blood you donate will go to people like you in your community – mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, friends, and coworkers.

You go to the YMCA because they care about your community – let Versiti Blood Center of Illinois help you even more.


For your convenience, there are several YMCA locations across Chicago that offer blood drives. Click on one of the locations below to find an upcoming drive to make an appointment:

  • McCormick YMCA | 1834 Lawndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
  • South Side YMCA | 6330 S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

South Side

South Side YMCA Teen Room
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McCormick YMCA Gym
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