Rep. Stephens Hosts October Blood Drive in Leyden Township

CHICAGO – Next week, State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) is hosting a blood drive in Leyden Township. He invites constituents to join him on Thursday, October 19th from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Leyden Township Senior Center (2601 N. Mannheim Road, Franklin Park) to donate blood.

“With Halloween ahead of us, constituents can trick and treat early at my October blood drive!” said Rep. Stephens. “By donating blood, you can give a vampire a trick and make a lifesaving donation for someone’s treat! Schedule an appointment today to make a lifesaving impact for your neighbors in need.”

Constituents can schedule an appointment by visiting While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are also welcome. This blood drive is in partnership with Vialant.

According to Vitalant, patients in hospitals, surgical centers, and emergency treatment facilities need approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells every day. Regular blood donations also give donors the opportunity to undergo mini-physical examinations, checking vital signs and hemoglobin levels.

Constituents with questions can call (773) 444-0611 for more information about this event.