Rep. Dan Swanson helps promote October Blood Drive at Galesburg High School

State Representative Dan Swanson is helping Galesburg High School Key Club promote their October Blood Drive on Thursday, October 25.

“It’s not too late to sign up to donate blood,” said Rep. Swanson.  “38% of the US population is eligible to donate blood, but fewer than 10% actually donate.  I encourage the community to support the Key Club’s efforts to bring forth critical donations.”

For more information on blood donation eligibility and events near you, please visit the Mississippi River Valley Blood Center’s website at   To sign up to donate blood on Thursday, please contact Mary Gehring at 309-973-2001 or