Jettie Rhodes & Dr. Charles R. Drew Memorial Blood Drive Week

In commemoration of National Sickle Cell Awareness month, the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc – Sigma Xi Chapter, in partnership with the MLK Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Day Committee and the CU Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., wish to invite our community members out to give a blood donation at the Impact Life – CU Donor Center or during a mobile blood drive taking place that designated week.

The purpose of the Memorial Blood Drive is:

– to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation. Each unit can help save a life.

– to celebrate National Sickle Cell Awareness month by focusing the specific needs to increase the number of African American donors for Sickle Cell patients,

– to host a successful program collaboration within the Champaign-Urbana community and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign community;

– to commemorate the lives and work of Jettie Rhodes in honor of her legacy of exemplary service in the CU community and Bro. Charles R. Drew in honor of his ground-breaking and life-saving work in the field of blood banking


To Donate, be sure to create a profile and sign-up at one of the following donation sites:

Impact Life Urbana Donation Center
Monday, September 20, 2021 – Friday, September 24, 2021
1408 W University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(800) 747-5401
Monday: 7:30 am – 4 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 6 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pmDirect Link to Donate at Urbana Donation Center

UofI Admin. Records & Alumni Association Blood Drive
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
901 W. Illinois
Rm MC-061
Urbana, IL 61801Direct Link to Blood Drive (Tues – 9.21)…/drive_schedule/99543

Carle Foundation Center Blood Drive
Thursday, September 23, 2021
07:30 AM – 01:00 PM
Carle Forum
611 W Park
Building Lobby
Urbana, IL 61801Direct Link to Carle Foundation Blood Drive (Thurs – 9.23)…/drive_schedule/89996

Carle Foundation Center Blood Drive
Friday, September 24, 2021
011:30 AM – 03:30 PM
Carle Forum
611 W Park
Building Lobby
Urbana, IL 61801Direct Link to Carle Foundation Blood Drive (Frid – 9.24)…/drive_schedule/89997