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24th Annual Judith Miedema Blood Drive scheduled for April 6

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 27, 2024) – Thorn Creek Reformed Church in South Holland will again host the Judith Miedema Memorial Community Blood Drive on Saturday, April 6, from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year marks the 24th iteration of the drive.

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

Judith Miedema

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

Staff and volunteers will give goodie bags to the first 50 appointments at the event. Donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of frozen custard from Culver’s.

Vitalant will organize and conduct the drive. Interested donors should call Lorna Bischof at 708-474-3563 to schedule an appointment, or email the Thorn Creek Church office at [email protected]. Donors may also call Vitalant directly at 877-258-4825 or visit Vitalant.org and use group code: ORD0007I.

Appointments are highly recommended. Donors should eat well, come hydrated, and bring their ID.

Thorn Creek Reformed Church is located at 1875 E 170th Street, South Holland, Illinois. The blood drive will take place in the church’s gym.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. Thank you to everyone who came and helped save lives!
    26 units of blood were collected.
    Our next blood drive is October 5, 2024.

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