Our guest speakers today were Kelli Rai Smith (pictured) and Teresa Grafton representing Versiti Blood Centers.
Locally, they are situated at 27W281 Geneva Road in Winfield. Volunteer opportunities are not limited to being a blood donor, and include volunteering as greeter, blood product transport driver, clerical, and mobile drive organization. Blood donation remains a critical need, and much of the discussion focused on screening (including for COVID 19) and time required (about an hour in & out the door). Potential donors with a history of cancer are no longer automatically rejected, and should contact Versiti to determine if they can qualify: 
Phone: 800-786-4483
E-Mail: donate.il@versiti.org