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Blood Donation Updates
Looking for a way to help others during these times? You can do your part by scheduling an appointment to donate blood.

You can donate blood if you are:

  • 17 years or older and in good health
  • 16 years old with parental consent
  • Weigh more than 110 pounds

Donating blood takes one hour or less. Also, donors receive a free wellness check that includes blood pressure, temperature, pulse and a hemoglobin/iron test.

Please know that donating blood remains a safe way to help in this critical time of need. NorthShore’s Blood Bank is taking every precaution to protect our loyal blood donors and staff.

To help keep you and our staff safe, an appointment is required to donate blood at NorthShore Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park or Skokie Hospital.

To schedule an appointment, please call 847.570.2242 or email


The blood that flows through our veins is truly life-sustaining. Whether required to treat traumatic injuries or used during elective surgery, blood transfusions made possible by volunteer blood donors saves the lives of many, from newborn babies to cancer patients.

NorthShore’s Evanston Hospital Blood Bank offers a full-service blood bank featuring both transfusion and donor services, not always available at all hospitals.

Our transfusion service performs compatibility testing and prepares blood components for transfusion. NorthShore’s board-certified blood banking specialists and trained laboratory staff work closely with clinical teams, providing consultative services, following up on hemostatic component therapy and reporting on all transfusion reactions to optimize transfusion care.

Our blood donation service ensures we fulfill the special needs of our patients and community. Our blood bank collects autologous and directed donor whole blood, apheresis (“single donor”) platelets and volunteer whole blood.

Serving our Community

In a typical year, NorthShore’s hospitals use more than 10,000 units of blood. A single trauma patient can use 20 or more units. A single unit of blood equates to one blood donation.

Blood donated by generous volunteers ensures an adequate supply of blood when and where it is needed. Blood donations are taken at all NorthShore hospitals. These donations provide an invaluable local resource that serves the many residents of NorthShore’s service area. All the volunteer blood we collect stays and is used in our community.

Donation locations and hours:

Evanston Hospital
Burch Building - Community Education Center - G18/20/22
2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston IL 60201
Monday – Friday
Extended hours available Monday, Wednesday and the first Saturday of the month.
Glenbrook Hospital, Room 1129
2100 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview IL 60026
Tuesday – Thursday
Highland Park Hospital, Room 1421
777 Park Ave. West, Highland Park IL 60035
Monday and Friday
Skokie Hospital, Room 1650
9600 Gross Point Rd., Skokie IL 60076

Please call 847.570.2242 or email to schedule an appointment.

Make a lifesaving donation today!