Following a successful blood drive on Monday, May 4, Navy Pier is teaming up with the American Red Cross once again to host a second drive on Wednesday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pier’s Food Experience.
While Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination remains closed through the statewide stay-at-home order amidst the ongoing pandemic, the Pier is proud to utilize its large open space to support the Red Cross’ initiative to help boost community health efforts and encourage blood donations from healthy individuals during these challenging and uncertain times.
The May 20 drive will also include free Centennial Wheel tickets for everyone who attempts to donate, along with a “Navy Pier & Partners” prize package raffle, which can be redeemed for complimentary experiences at select on-site establishments when the Pier reopens. Those interested in participating in the second blood drive can schedule an appointment here. Slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
City-wide, the Pier joins Guaranteed Rate Field, the Field Museum, Steppenwolf Theater and the Chicago Cubs as host Institutions for Chicago Red Cross blood drives. Navy Pier’s participation and partnership with the American Red Cross serves as a nod to the Pier’s history and aligns with its longstanding mission and values. During World War I, the Pier served as a temporary home for military personnel, soldiers and the Red Cross. As a mission-driven organization and iconic Chicago destination, the People’s Pier is proud to continue doing its part to serve and support the local community, especially during this time of need.