On Monday, Nov. 2, the Kaufherr Members Resource Center will host the 11th annual SAG-AFTRA Chicago Blood Drive. The drive is open to SAG-AFTRA and AEA members, family and friends, agents and other industry pros, our labor brothers and sisters, and our neighbors in the building. It's a fun day with lots of surprises, treats and more.
Everyone who donates blood will receive a certificate for a free headshot from a local photographer - see details in the next Activator - at a future date.
Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood -- to enable a premature baby to live, a burn victim to recover, a cancer patient to be treated, an accident victim to survive or a transplant candidate to have a life-saving surgery.
If you have avoided donating blood because you don't like needles, try this: With your thumb and forefinger, pinch the skin on the inside of your elbow joint. Regular blood donors say that's a pretty good simulation of what it feels like when you give blood. Won't you just give it a try -- and then if you think somebody's life is worth putting up with a little pinch, we'd love to sign you up for the SAG-AFTRA Blood Drive.
The need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you'll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.
You must be 17 years old or older and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood. There is no upper age limit and most medications do not disqualify you from donating. Other restrictions may apply. If you have questions, please call the LifeSource Medical Help Desk at (877) 543-3768 or visit the website.
When: Noon to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2
1 East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611
Free Flu Shots
Again this year, thanks to The Actors Fund, the event also includes free seasonal flu shots. Shots will be available from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-shot basis.
Please contact Kathy Byrne at (312) 867-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for blood donation and/or flu shots.
KMRC will be closed to other uses on Monday, Nov. 2.
Park at 10 East Ontario. Enter on the north side of Ontario between Wabash and State, and then take a ticket. When you sign in, you may purchase a four-hour ticket for $13 cash, $14 Visa, MasterCard or American Express payment. You will need both tickets to exit the parking structure.
Note: The FDA imposes a number of donor registration restrictions. These restrictions, followed by LifeSource, are solely the responsibility of the FDA and are not endorsed by SAG-AFTRA.
The products and services noted herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement by the union nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.