Reps. Butler & Murphy to Sponsor Community Blood Drive to Address Blood Shortage

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) are partnering with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, August 5. To ensure the safety of blood donors in light of COVID-19, donors will need to sign-up for appointments in advance, no walk-in donations will be accepted.

“Coronavirus has caused the cancellation of traditional walk-in blood drives over the past several months,” said Butler and Murphy. “Without regular blood drives, we are facing a shortage of blood. Thankfully, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center and their experienced staff have extensive safety protocols in place to give blood and we are happy to partner with them to offer this opportunity to help counter the current shortage.”


Blood Drive – Donations by appointment only


State Reps. Tim Butler and Mike Murphy

Central Illinois Community Blood Center

Local residents


Wednesday, August 5

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Central Illinois Community Blood Center

1999 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62704


Appointments: To donate, please contact the Blood Center at 800-747-5401 or visit and use code 61247 to locate the drive. Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Central Illinois Community Blood Center at (800)747 5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before 6/10/20 are eligible to give for this blood drive. Face coverings are required for all donors.

For more information or questions related to either representative, contact Rep. Butler’s office at (217) 782-0053, or contact Rep. Murphy’s office at (217) 782-0044 or visit