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Donating Blood

Each year, patients at the four NorthShore University HealthSystem hospitals use more than 10,000 units of blood. A single trauma patient in one of our emergency rooms can use 20 or more units. That takes 20 donations!

At NorthShore Evanston Hospital Blood Bank, there are two kinds of donations. You can donate whole blood, which we then turn into one unit of red blood cells and one unit of plasma.  Or you can donate platelets, the blood cells that stop bleeding, by a longer process called apheresis.

Donation Locations and Hours

Evanston Hospital, Room 1957
2650 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Extended hours available Monday, Wednesday and the first Saturday of the month. Please call 847.982.5663 for an appointment.

Glenbrook Hospital, Room 1129
2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview IL 60026
Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Highland Park Hospital, Room 1421
777 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL 60035
Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Skokie Hospital, Room 1650
9600 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60076
Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Call us for an appointment to donate at 847.982.5663 or email us at