Joliet Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross on Friday, June 3rd as the Red Cross is facing the worst blood shortage in over a decade.

The Red Cross supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood. Blaskey says we are a renewable source and hospitals need their blood supply level restocked.

The Joliet Fire Department blood drive is being held on Friday, June 3rd from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 101 E. Clinton Street at the Joliet Fire Station One. For an appointment call 1-800 RedCross or visit RedCrossBlood,org.