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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....
December 5, 2016
  The winter months can be among the most challenging times of year for the American Red Cross to collect enough blood donations. Many donors are busy with holiday activities, and inclement weather can force the cancellation of blood drives. Additionally, some donors become temporarily...
November 29, 2016
To help ensure patients like Jace Skwara have the blood products they need, the American Red Cross is partnering with KHQA to host the 12th annual 12 Hours of Giving Winter Blood Drive on Dec. 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Red Cross Quincy Blood Donation Center. At just three months of...
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
October 25, 2016
The Holloway family is inviting the community to donate blood in honor of 4-year-old Kacer Holloway at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Chilicothe Christian Church, 510 Frances Street, Chilicothe. Kacer Holloway was only 2-years-old when diagnosed...
October 17, 2016
  The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five...
October 14, 2016
    PEORIA, Ill. The Simmons family is inviting the community to donate blood in memory of 10-month-old Bowden “the Brave” Simmons at a special American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Church of the Brethren, 4714 N. Sheridan Road,...
October 12, 2016
  MORTON, Ill. Bonnie Litwiller, longtime Community United Church of Christ member, passed away in 2012 from myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer. She received many transfusions of blood products during treatment. To remember Litwiller and help others in need of blood, the church will host...