Thursday, September 1, 2022, Ed Dowd, Executive Director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce was a guest on 101.3 WMCI.  Here is a brief description of what he covered during the interview:

In conjunction with the Business Expo on Thursday October 13th, the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce will host a Blood Drive with Impact Life Blood Services, who will have their mall location open for donors. Every 2 seconds someone somewhere needs blood. The rarest type is the one that is not on the shelf when a patient needs it. On average, 1 out of 7 people who enter a hospital need blood. Donating blood is a simple, safe procedure and the benefit is profound-you save lives! Healthy adults over 17 years old who weigh at least 120 pounds may donate a pint of whole blood.  Impact Life Blood Services accounts for 100% of the blood utilized locally by Sarah Bush Lincoln and Carle Hospitals.  Please contact the Chamber to make an appointment, or just stop by the Blood Mobile during the Expo. Give the gift of life!

You can listen to the complete interview here: