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Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. encourages participation in local blood drive

The Historically Black Sorority has partnered with the American Red Cross and the Jaden Sebastian Blake Foundation to address a critical need.

The American Red Cross is experiencing the lowest number of people donating blood in 20 years, creating an emergency blood shortage. Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (CMAC) is working in partnership with the American Red Cross and the Jaden Sebastian Blake Foundation to host a blood drive on Friday, February 2 at Shine Bright Community Center, 8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“We know that blood transfusions are lifesaving options for many people, so in a time where we are seeing such a steep shortage, we really need donors to show up strong,” said Chimille Tillery, President of Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. “African American donors are especially needed as we can help others with rare blood types that are more common in the Black community, such as sickle cell. We are counting on the community to donate and help fill this vital need and help continue the great work of the American Red Cross and the Jaden Sebastian Blake Foundation.”
It is recommended that donors book an appointment in advance by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting Donors can also save up to 15 minutes by using RapidPass. As a token of appreciation, donors will also receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card via email.  

CMAC was officially chartered on June 7, 2020, in Chicago, IL with 115 charter members and was chartered under the leadership of past National President and CEO, Beverly E. Smith, and past Midwest Regional Director, Dr. Sarahjini Nunn Spencer, making it the second alumnae chapter in Chicago. Since being chartered, CMAC has been actively serving Chicago with activities and programs that reflect Delta’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has over 300,000 initiated members and more than 1000 chapters worldwide, including seven in Wisconsin. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national and local programs.  

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