Navy Pier To Host Third Blood Drive With American Red Cross On June 8

WBBM Newsradio Staff
June 05, 2020 - 2:13 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Navy Pier announced Friday that it is hosting its third blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, June 8.

Following two successful blood drives in May, the third blood drive will take place Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pier’s Food Experience.

Those interested in participating in the upcoming blood drive can schedule an appointment. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"As always, the Pier is proud to continue to utilize its large open space to support the Red Cross’ initiative to help boost community health efforts and encourage blood donations from healthy individuals during these challenging and uncertain times," the Pier said in a statement.

As a token of gratitude, Navy Pier will be distributing complimentary Centennial Wheel tickets and branded cooler bags to everyone who attempts to donate. The Pier will also host a raffle with gifts from on-site establishments. On behalf of the American Red Cross, all who attempt to donate will receive a $5 gift card.

According to Navy Pier, its two prior drives, which occurred on May 4 and May 20, both exceeded the Red Cross’ Power Red collection goal, as well as welcomed more than 200 donors in total. As part of the ongoing partnership, the Pier has featured the Red Cross logo on the Centennial Wheel hub and distributed complimentary ride tickets to everyone who attempted to donate, along with branded cooler bags and handwritten notes of gratitude. The Pier thanks its on-site establishments who have contributed with a “Navy Pier & Partners” prize package raffle, masks provided by Chicago Shakespeare Theater, refreshments provided by Completely Nuts and more.

Monday kicks off an important week for Navy Pier, as the iconic destination moves into Phase 1 of its reopening plan on Wednesday, June 10.