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Laurel Sorenson, Founder and Agency Administrator with Arden Rose Home Care, goes through gift bags for blood donors during a Healthcare Heroes Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Arden Rose Home Care in Algonquin. The blood drive began at 2pm and will continue to 7pm. Another Healthcare Heroes Blood Drive will take place at Willowcreek Church, 100 Main Street in Crystal Lake, from 8am to noon on Wednesday, July 29. "The need for blood is unbelievable," said Versiti account representative Carrie Futchko, adding that the universal type O Negative is always in need and that "without blood drives, that puts risk on our local blood supply." Blood collected from these drives will remain local. The whole process takes about 30 minutes and donors typically give 500 mL of blood. After donating, they can receive a gift bag from Arden Rose and Empower Home Healthcare, which includes donations of Starbucks gift cards, treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes, a card which donors can personalize as a memo of thanks to be delivered to local healthcare workers, and more.