When you donate blood at our NorthShore bank you save a life.

Each year, patients at the four NorthShore University HealthSystem hospitals use more than 10,000 units of blood. A single trauma patient in one of our emergency rooms can use 20 or more units. That takes 20 donations!

At NorthShore Evanston Hospital Blood Bank, there are two kinds of donations. You can donate whole blood, which we then turn into one unit of red blood cells and one unit of plasma.  Or you can donate platelets, the blood cells that stop bleeding, by a longer process called apheresis.

Hours & Appointments

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday have flexible extended hours to accommodate your schedule.

Call us for an appointment to donate at 847.570.2242 or email us at donateblood@northshore.org.