When I first heard the red line was turning into the “blood line” to encourage Chicagoans to donate blood because our supply is critically low, I was concerned. It’s not exactly a smooth ride… might be hard to hit the right vein. Turns out Vitalant, the network of blood donation centers formerly known as LifeSource, is transforming select Red Line train cars into “Blood Line” cars.
The cars and stations will have signs that teach riders about blood donation and explain that Chicago needs more donors, and stations will host a series of blood drives in the coming weeks. The first one will be 2-7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Cermak/Chinatown Red Line stop, 2155 S. Wentworth Ave.
More from @bloodlinechicago HERE.