Flip flops and blood drops blood drive is Aug. 2

For the fourth year, the Flip Flops and Blood Drops blood drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at The REC Fieldhouse multi-purpose room at 802 Jones Rd. in Rochelle.

ROCHELLE — For the fourth year, the Flip Flops and Blood Drops blood drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 2 from 1-6 p.m. at The REC Fieldhouse multi-purpose room at 802 Jones Rd. in Rochelle.

Twin sisters Lana and Ellie were born prematurely, weighing just over one pound each. While in the hospital, both girls received blood transfusions. Sadly, Ellie passed away at five days old. Her sister, Lana, received eight units of blood within the first five months of her life.

For three years, Lana’s parents have partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in honor of her life and in memory of Ellie.

They want to make sure there is blood available to other families who need it and invite you to donate blood to help save lives.

For appointments, contact Gabby at (815) 501-9899 or Derek at (815) 792-9148 or [email protected] or 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

Come to give blood and you’ll be sent a $10 gift card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

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