Illinois State Patrol to sponsor bone marrow drives across the state


It’s your chance to help give the gift of life.

The Illinois State Patrol, in cooperation with the National Marrow Donor organization – Be the Match, will be conducting several donor drives across the state.

Marrow donation starts with a cheek swab to determine if there is a patient match who could benefit from your donation.
“This is a statewide initiative by all members of the ISP to make a difference in not only an individual’s life, but in the lives of all of their loved ones,” said ISP First Deputy Director Chad Peterson.

Below is a list of the ISP sponsored drive locations.  No appointment is necessary.

Dates and Locations:

April 4, 2016 Illinois State Police Central Headquarters
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 801 South Seventh Street, Springfield, Illinois

April 8, 2016 Brother Rice High School, Gymnasium
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 10001 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois

April 12, 2016 Illinois State Police District 11 Headquarters
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1100 Eastport Plaza, Collinsville, Illinois

April 21, 2016 Harrah’s Hotel
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 151 North Joliet Street, Joliet, Illinois

April 26, 2016 Mt. Vernon Visitor’s Center
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 200 Potomac Boulevard, Mr. Vernon, Illinois


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