Thorn Creek Reformed Church to host blood drive honoring former Lansing Christian School teacher Judith Miedema

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Appointments still available for Saturday’s blood drive

By Josh Bootsma

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (May 3, 2021) – Thorn Creek Reformed Church will host a Vitalant blood drive on Saturday, May 8 in honor of Judith Miedema, who passed away in September 2020.

The drive, which will occur at Thorn Creek Reformed Church from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. is the second drive the church has hosted during the pandemic, the first of which occurred in November and honored Kimberly Blummer.

Honoring Judith Miedema

Judith Miedema

Judith Miedema was a long-time eighth grade English teacher at Lansing Christian School, and served children’s ministries at Thorn Creek Reformed Church.

A flyer for Saturday’s event said, “In 1992, Judy organized our first blood drive as a mission to the community. This was carried on for twenty years. Now, with a nine year gap, we continue in Judy’s memory.”

Giveaways and registration

Event organizer Lorna Bischof said donors will receive goodie bags as a thank-you for their participation. She said the bags will include, “vouchers from Texas Road House, $5 off from Walts grocery store, guides from NW Indiana and Southland Illinois, coupon for $3 off a hanging basket from Water’s Edge as well as other fun stuff.”

Saturday’s blood drive will also include a free COVID-19 antibodies test.

As of late last week, over two dozen slots were open for the blood drive. Interested donors should call Lorna Bischof at 708-474-3563 or email the church office at [email protected]. Another option is to call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 or visit vitalant.org and use group code: 007I.

Thorn Creek Reformed Church is located at 1875 E 170th Street, South Holland, IL.

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