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February 20, 2017
  PEORIA, Ill. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Timothy Talley at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colfax Ridgeview District 19 High School. Tim, a United States Marine and 2015 graduate of Ridgeview High...
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 9, 2017
    PEORIA, Ill. — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Alex Sandoval at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Hickory Grove Elementary School in Dunlap. 
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 28, 2016
  The pursuit is on for Illinois State University and Bradley University as they compete in the American Red Cross blood donation challenge to help save lives. The rivalry between the schools has historically created a friendly competition, but the outcome is sure to deliver a winning result...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....