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Blood drive to benefit Evanston police officer

The men and women of the Evanston police and fire departments will host a replenishment blood drive and fundraiser for one of their own, Police Officer Joseph Bush, who is in critical condition at Lutheran General Hospital.

The men and women of the Evanston police and fire departments will host a replenishment blood drive and fundraiser for one of their own, Police Officer Joseph Bush, who is in critical condition at Lutheran General Hospital.

Officer Joseph Bush was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago and required numerous blood transfusions. He remains in critical, but stable condition.

The blood drive will be held from 11a.m to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at Evanston Fire Headquarters, 909 Lake St.

More information about Officer Bush is available on the “Get well Joey Bush" website.

Blood donors of all types are needed everyday; from critically ill patients, accident victims, people needing surgery and to those patients suffering chronic diseases such as cancer and leukemia. Blood donors must be at least 16 years old (with a parental consent form) or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

There is no upper age limit and most medications are accepted. Donor should make sure to have breakfast or lunch prior to donating and bring identification with you. The process takes about 30 minutes.

Contact Detective Tracy Williams from the Evanston Police at 847-833-5217 or Sabina Schleiss from LifeSource at 847-682-8394 to schedule an appointment or to ask questions. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

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