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April 18, 2017
Peoria community encouraged to give blood   PEORIA, Ill. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in honor of Samantha “Sam” Jones Friday, May 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 6001 North University St., Peoria. Jones was diagnosed with a rare...
April 18, 2017
  EL PASO, Ill. — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in memory of Rick DeLay Wednesday, May 10 from 12:30–5:30 p.m. at El Paso Topsy’s Bar and Grill. Rick was a well-known member of the El Paso community. He worked as a safety...
April 17, 2017
Sterling community encouraged to give blood STERLING, Ill. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Jen Banks on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 815 W. LeFevre in Sterling.   Banks passed away in 2015 after an automobile...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 30, 2017
Peru community encouraged to give blood   PERU, Ill.  — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Jean Greening Tuesday, May 2 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Illinois Valley Chapter Blood Donation Center, 1530 4th St., Peru.
March 30, 2017
Dunlap Valley Middle School community helps save lives on April 27   PEORIA, Ill.  — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Brooke Joseph at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, April 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Dunlap Valley Middle School. 
March 22, 2017
Blood donations essential to patient care MADISON, Wis. — The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March,...
March 17, 2017
Streator Community encouraged to give in honor of Alison Wissen STREATOR, Ill.  — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive in honor of Alison Wissen, Monday, April 3, from 1-6 p.m. in Streator.
March 10, 2017
Bartonville community encouraged to give blood   BARTONVILLE, Ill. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in memory of Sarah Foster on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bartonville Christian Church, 4900 Pfeiffer Road in Bartonville. Foster lost her battle with ALS,...
March 6, 2017
UnityPoint Health hosts blood drive to help save lives   PEKIN, Ill.  — The community is invited to give blood in memory of Thelma Johnson at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 7, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnityPoint Health, 600 S. 13th St. in Pekin. ...