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Welcome to the Red Cross Newsroom. Here you will find the latest news and information about Red Cross Blood Services.

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Ben Corey
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September 9, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Sept. 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends...
August 27, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Aug. 27, 2014) – In April of last year, East Peoria resident Nathan Pennington was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. To help fight his cancer, young Nathan underwent surgery to remove a tumor near his brain stem, as well as radiation...
August 25, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Aug. 25, 2014) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation...
August 20, 2014
STREATOR, Ill. (August 20, 2014) – On Sept. 3, community members will have the opportunity to donate blood in memory of Glenn Hansen, a Streator resident who lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in December 2013.
August 14, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (August 14, 2014) – Starting Aug. 25, the Bloomington-Normal community will once again have the opportunity to partner with the American Red Cross and local first responders by donating blood during the 16th annual Badges for Life Blood Donation Campaign.
July 22, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (July 22, 2014) – The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000...
June 19, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (June 19, 2014) – Summer is an important time of year for the American Red Cross. As many families leave on summer vacations and schools are dismissed, blood donations tend to decline. But hospital patients can’t take a summer break from needing a lifesaving blood...
June 9, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (June 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor, will celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14 with the sixth annual Nexcare give program. The Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to give, especially those...
June 3, 2014
COLCHESTER Ill. (June 3, 2014) – On June 14, area residents will have the opportunity to honor the life of Greg Bunnell by donating blood at an American Red Cross blood drive being held in his memory. Bunnell was a devoted husband and father whose life was tragically cut short in an...
May 20, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (May 20, 2014) — The American Red Cross kicks off its 100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope. campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.