In Michigan City, hospital officials say in response to a severe blood shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franciscan Health Michigan City will host a blood drive on Friday, October 23. The Versiti blood drive will be 7AM to 1PM in the Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel Community Room at the hospital at 3500 Franciscan Way.
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 a 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.