For the latest local information regarding COVID-19, follow us on Facebook and see ourlocal news page

Sen. Fowler and The Hub Recreation Center Partner to Host Blood Drive

MARION – State Senator Dale Fowler and The Hub Recreation Center have teamed up to host a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 27.

“There is always a great need for blood donations across our state. Now that things are improving from the coronavirus, it is important we restock our blood supply so that anyone needing a transfusion is able to get one,” said Sen. Fowler.

Representatives of the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Illinois Treasurer’s Office will also be on hand at the blood drive to offer help with any issues people have with their departments.

“All presenting whole blood donors will receive a voucher to redeem for their choice of a $10 electronic gift card to various retailers. A tree will also be planted on the presenting donor’s behalf in a national forest in need of tree planting,” concluded Fowler.

The blood drive will take place on Wednesday, April 27 at the Hub Recreation Center Gymnasium, located at 917 W. Main St. in Marion from 2–6 p.m.

Appointments to donate blood are strongly recommended, but walk-ins will be welcomed.

To register for the blood drive, you can RSVP by visiting through the Upcoming Events section towards the bottom of the website.