The official concept and design of the BCDI Blood DROP Society will be unveiled soon, with the BCDI “Blood Huggers” logo at the forefront.

At the Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute, we rely on the philanthropy of our community donors to fulfill our vital mission of providing integrated, family-oriented care, treatment and education for individuals with bleeding, clotting and other blood disorders.

For this reason, BCDI is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new donor society for our community: The BCDI Blood DROP Society. Members of this honored group will support vital services that will benefit the entire bleeding and clotting disorder community throughout downstate Illinois, every day, thanks to their generous contributions.

DROP is an acronym that has a major impact on the mission of this new fundraising group:





“Since starting BCDI in 2010, we have grown from serving hundreds to now thousands of patients and families that benefit from comprehensive care and patient services,” BCDI Chief Executive and Medical Officer Dr. Michael Tarantino said. “The BCDI Blood DROP Society will greatly contribute to the much-needed resources required to fulfill our mission.”

To join the BCDI Blood DROP Society, individuals, groups or organizations must raise or donate a minimum of $1,000 within a calendar year. There are three different levels of support to join the BCDI Blood DROP Society, with various financial categories ranging from a one-time giving of $1,000 ranging up to a lifetime membership. Specific information regarding the different levels will be forthcoming.

While the BCDI Blood DROP Society is philanthropic in nature and will provide crucial funds that will help BCDI’s mission, members of this group will also receive exclusive and unique opportunities and incentives throughout the year.

As a BCDI Blood DROP Society member, you will receive name recognition for one calendar year on our new BCDI Donor Wall. This beautiful piece of art is set to be unveiled in our BCDI patient lobby in 2024 and is sure to be an eye-catching and spectacular addition to our facility. BCDI Blood DROP Society members will also receive name recognition in every edition of the BCDI Beacon quarterly newsletter, will be invited to an annual BCDI Blood DROP Society appreciation banquet and will have exclusive opportunities throughout the year to attend other exciting events with BCDI providers and staff.

“BCDI’s legacy of service in many ways depends on the kind generosity of our friends and partners,” Dr. Tarantino said. “Your support of the BCDI Blood DROP Society will also help us expand our services to many patients and families in our underserved communities across downstate Illinois.”

These generous gifts directly benefit the mission of BCDI and help improve and expand patient services to support our community physically, emotionally and psychosocially. If you are interested in learning more about the BCDI Blood DROP Society, please contact Matt McVey at 309-692-5337 (extension 188) or by email at