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Navy Pier Hosting Blood Drive As Officials Warn Of Shortage During Pandemic

People who try to donate will receive free tickets to the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier, cooler bags and a $5 Amazon gift card.

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DOWNTOWN — Navy Pier is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday and Tuesday.

The drive will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m at the west end of Navy Pier within its Food Experience, according to a press release. Those interested in donating should schedule an appointment online with the Red Cross. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Everyone who tries to donate will receive free tickets to the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier, cooler bags and a $5 Amazon gift card.

Officials have urged people to donate blood, warning there’s been a shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.

Navy Pier plans to begin a phased reopening starting Wednesday.

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