On Saturday, April 15, the Chicago Wolves will celebrate those who dedicate their lives to helping others during First Responders Night.
That same day, fans can do their part to help save lives at the Wolves/Vitalant Blood Drive prior to the defending Calder Cup champions’ game against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Allstate Arena.
The drive will take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Allstate Arena Skyline Room, giving fans the perfect opportunity to help their community and then enjoy an evening of hockey.
All donors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Wolves’ Opening Night of the 2023-24 season—the historic 30th season in franchise history—as well as a limited-edition Vitalant/Chicago Wolves T-shirt, a Wolves hat and will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed Wolves jersey.
“The Wolves organization is proud to support Vitalant in its mission to help save lives,” Greg Sprott, Wolves Senior Director of Partnerships, said. “It’s an honor to work with Vitalant and see our fans step up to meet the critical need for blood donations. We look forward to making an impact on April 15 together.”
Donations of all blood types are critical, especially Type O because it is transfused most often. O-negative blood can help patients with any blood type, including premature babies.
While walk-ins are welcomed on the day of the event, the Wolves and Vitalant recommend that appointments be made in advance. Donors must be at least 17 years old—or 16 with parental consent.
The best donation preparation includes eating well, staying hydrated and arriving at the Skyline Room with proper identification. Plan on the appointment lasting about an hour, though the donation takes just 10 minutes. The entire process is both safe and comfortable.
To schedule your appointment, visit Vitalant.org/Wolves and search GroupCode ORD0RS20. It’s also easy to make an appointment by calling (877) 258-4825.