Someone in the US needs blood every 2 seconds.
3 years ago we started an annual tradition that would have made John so proud. Marion, Caroline and I have welcomed donors to John Ahearne Memorial Blood Drives held at his beloved University Club. Because of the selfless generosity of friends, family and John's former colleagues, we've helped save over 200 lives. We also funded a new vehicle that is in daily operation transporting blood and platelets to Chicago area hospitals.
The University Club will host the 4th memorial drive this coming August. In the meantime, please consider donating blood this month as there is a critical shortage. We'd also welcome a financial gift that will help the Red Cross hold daily blood drives and build a permanent donation site at our local headquarters on the near west side.
Consider chipping in to help Red Cross blood drives across the country. Funds will also support the replacement of scales used to weigh each pint of blood as its donated. The new high-tech scales will dramatically improve the donor experience.