With blood donations urgently needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Schererville invites the public to give at a blood drive on Tuesday, January 26. The blood drive held by Versiti Blood Center will be 3 to 7PM. Donations will be taken in the Versiti Blood Drive Bus, which will be located outside the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers on U.S. 41 in Schererville. The COVID-19 antibody test is performed on every blood donation. Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled by going online at versiti.org/IL or by calling 1-800-7TO-Give (1-800-786-4483) and choosing your preferred time. Walk-ins are also welcome as the schedule and social distancing allow. Identification is required, and donors must wear a mask. Versiti Blood Center is the primary blood provider to Franciscan Health. All donations go to more than 70 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois.