American Red Cross Blood Drive at USF on Friday, April 8

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 8, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall Gym at USF’s St. Clare Campus, which is located at 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org (search zip code 60435). You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

If you are an eligible type O, B – or A – donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component.

All guests will be required to present either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (dated within one week of their visit to campus) in an effort to provide a safe event atmosphere. Donors can also anticipate the following precautions when arriving to the donation site:

  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drives, as well as throughout the donation process;
  • Following social distancing guidelines between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas;
  • Ensuring face masks or coverings are worn by both staff and donors (masks will be provided for all donors who do not bring their own face coverings);
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor touched areas;
  • Wearing gloves, and changing gloves often, and;
  • Using sterile collection sets and antiseptic scrub for every donation.

For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 52,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive at USF on March 9

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall Gym at USF’s St. Clare Campus, which is located at 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org (search zip code 60435) . You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

If you are an eligible type O, B – or A – donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component.

All guests will be required to present either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (dated within one week of their visit to campus) in an effort to provide a safe event atmosphere. Donors can also anticipate the following precautions when arriving to the donation site:

  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drives, as well as throughout the donation process;
  • Following social distancing guidelines between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas;
  • Ensuring face masks or coverings are worn by both staff and donors (masks will be provided for all donors who do not bring their own face coverings);
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor touched areas;
  • Wearing gloves, and changing gloves often, and;
  • Using sterile collection sets and antiseptic scrub for every donation.

For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 52,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive at USF on February 4

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, February 4, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall Gym at USF’s St. Clare Campus, which is located at 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate blood by using RapidPass. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

If you are an eligible type O, B – or A – donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component.

All guests will be required to present either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (dated within one week of their visit to campus) in an effort to provide a safe event atmosphere. Donors can also anticipate the following precautions when arriving to the donation site:

  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drives, as well as throughout the donation process;
  • Following social distancing guidelines between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas;
  • Ensuring face masks or coverings are worn by both staff and donors (masks will be provided for all donors who do not bring their own face coverings);
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor touched areas;
  • Wearing gloves, and changing gloves often, and;
  • Using sterile collection sets and antiseptic scrub for every donation.

For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 52,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive on November 16

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, November 16, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall Gym at USF’s St. Clare Campus, which is located at 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

If you are an eligible type O, B – or A – donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component.

Donors can anticipate the following precautions when arriving to the donation site:

  • All guests will be required to present either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (dated within one week of their visit to campus) in an effort to provide a safe event atmosphere.
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drives, as well as throughout the donation process.
  • Following social distancing guidelines between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas.
  • Ensuring face masks or coverings are worn by both staff and donors. Masks will be provided for all donors who do not bring their own face coverings.
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor touched areas.
  • Wearing gloves, and changing gloves often.
  • Using sterile collection sets and antiseptic scrub for every donation.

For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 52,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive at USF

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF), Prayer Tower Ministries and St. John Missionary Baptist Church are sponsoring a blood drive hosted by American Red Cross on Wednesday, September 8, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall Gym at USF’s St. Clare Campus, which is located at 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet.

For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Donors can save up to 15 minutes when donating blood by using RapidPass! Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

Donors can anticipate the following precautions when arriving to the donation site:

  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering the drives, as well as throughout the donation process.
  • Following social distancing between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas.
  • Ensuring face masks or coverings are worn by both staff and donors. Masks will be provided for all donors who do not bring their own face coverings.
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor touched areas.
  • Wearing gloves, and changing gloves often.
  • Using sterile collection sets and antiseptic scrub for every donation.

For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 52,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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USF’s Gard Joins Regional American Red Cross Board

Joliet, Ill. – The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley recently announced that Julee Gard, University of St. Francis (USF) Vice President of Finance & Administration, has joined its Board of Directors. Board members are chosen based on their commitment to the Red Cross mission in combination with their expertise, experience, and willingness to serve the needs of the board.

Gard has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration and Finance at USF since 2016. Prior to her work at USF, Gard was the Vice President of Finance and HR at Spectrum Technologies from 2012-2016. Her career also includes senior financial positions at Little Friends, SIRVA, and Accenture. She started her career as an auditor in public accounting with Deloitte.

Gard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities, the National Association of College & University Business Officers, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

“With Julee Gard joining the Chapter Board, the Red Cross continues to strengthen our partnerships with higher education in the chapter,” said American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley Executive Director, Brian McDaniel. “The University of St. Francis has been an anchor for our work to collect life-saving blood, especially among African Americans for Sickle Cell Disease.”

Gard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Gard, her husband Michael, and their three college-aged children live in Naperville, IL.

About the American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley

The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley serves over 1 million people in five counties in Northern Illinois including Kankakee, Will, Grundy, Kendall and LaSalle. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at www.redcross.org/ILRiver or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossIL.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 51,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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