Jacksonville is located just 30 miles from the state capital in Springfield, Illinois, and two hours from a major metropolitan area (St. Louis, Missouri).
Simply stated, Jacksonville and its surrounding area, is an excellent place to live and work. Jacksonville is a family-oriented town of quiet neighborhoods, modern subdivisions, and historic districts. The city has both strong public and parochial schools. In addition, Jacksonville is home to two liberal arts colleges and two state institutions. Jacksonville is also rich in culture, offering citizens a symphony orchestra, theater guild, and art gallery, plus numerous special events throughout the year.
One hundred thirty persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the January 2017 blood drive at Passavant Area Hospital.
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital on the first and second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blood is drawn in Meeting Room 4, just off the Main Lobby. New donors are continually sought. More information about the Central Illinois Community Blood Center program may be obtained by calling 753-1530, or by visiting www.bloodcenterimpact.org.
There were no new donors in January.
Platelet donors for January included: Randy Duvendack, William Jacquot, Roger Allen, Jared Maggart, and Carey Gaige.
The complete donor list for January includes: David Agans, Ronald Albin, Thomas Asama, Robert Ashby, John Bailey, Erin Bauler, Deborah Beams, Jo Anne Beard, Merle Beddingfield, Norman Bensel, Jacalyn Bieber, Kristin Boynton, Sarah Brogdon, Linda Brown, Sarah Burton, Virginia Campbell, Jerry Carriger, Edward Casey, Christopher Cisne, Peggy Clemons, Pricilla Cook, John Courier, Kathy Courier, Christine Crabtree, Mary Crawford, Bonnie Criss, Judith Cumming, Edward DeGroot, John Demien, Stephen Dickman, William Doolin, Edwin Doyle, Timothy Duggan, Bobett Dunphy, Kristi Edwards, Mary Fergurson, Larry Flynn, Benjamin Fox, Charles Frank, Jerod Fundel, Stephen Gilbreth, Marcia Gillespie, Mark Gillespie, Geri Gillis, Merrilee Godek, Calvin Hance, Sandra Harden, Richard Harmon, David Hauser, Dick Hayes, Margaret Hendricks, Jeffery Hill, Betty Hillig, Amy Jackson, Keri Jackson, Susan Jones, Judith Kazmierski, Sharon Kellogg, Gerald Kirbach, Kevin Klein, Sandra Knight, Deborah Lair, Kathleen Langdon, Mark Langdon, Mary Lawson, Randall Lawson, Doris Lawton, Judith Leak, Tom Long, Nicole Maul, Joseph McManus, Mary McNeely, David Melbourne, Daniel Metz, David Meyer, Regina Meyer, Fred Moody, Richard Morris, Anita Moore, Thomas Moore, Tony Moore, Josiah Morris, Donald Newby, Cheryl Newell, Rita Northrop, Robert Northrop, Michael Ratliff, Elysia Riggs, Cathy Robison, Carl Sanders, Donald Schmidt, Jeffrey Schulte, Richard Scott, Shannon Shafer, David Sharrow, Martha Sheehan, Tracie Simmermaker, Danny Smith ,Wendy Smith, Allison Snodgrass, Andrew Souza, James Stocker, William Stout, Jeffrey Strate, Joshua Strotheide, Kris Templin, Veronika Thies, Konnie Trace, Kendra True, William Vaniter, Andrew Vasquez, Chester Vache, Frank Vignone, Alexis Vincent, Sue Walker, Tiffany Warmowski, James Welch, Joette Welch, Richard Welch, Christine White, Pamela Wilson, Barbara Wooldridge, Darrell Wynn, Jessica Yost, and Karen Zink.