On Wednesday, OSF Saint Luke Medical Center released a list of ways you can help support health care workers. According to the release from OSF, three locations are now accepting donations of homemade masks. If you, or someone you know, is making masks at home you can drop them off at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, OSF Saint MaryMedical Center and at OSF Holy Family. Drop off times are below:
Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., masks and other supplies can be dropped off at the following locations:
Galesburg – OSF St. Mary Medical Center, 3333 N. Seminary St. – under the drive up canopy at the Main Entrance
Kewanee – OSF St. Luke Medical Center, 1051 W. South St. – under the canopy at the Main Entrance
Monmouth – OSF Holy Family Medical Center, 1000 W. Harlem Ave. – under the canopy at the Emergency Department
For bulk or large donations, individuals are encouraged to reach out to us via phone at (309) 624-5840 or email [email protected] To see a full list of acceptable donations and drop off locations, visit osfhealthcare.org/covid19/give.
These locations will also accept donations of masks, respirators, gloves, wipes, thermometers and hand sanitizer.
Other ways you can help? Make an appointment to donate blood. There is a desperate need for blood donations at this time. You can help by making an appointment today with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Visit BloodCenter.org to find out about the precautions they are taking and make your appointment. Or, you can call MVRBC at 800-747-5401.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do is take care of yourself. Take precautions to prevent illness, especially exposure to COVID-19. The less chance you have of contracting the virus, the better chance you have of keeping health care workers safe as well.