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December 16, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2013) – The American Red Cross encourages Bloomington-area residents to give something that means something this holiday season – a potentially lifesaving blood donation.
December 3, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2013) — With the holiday season in full swing, schedules are packed with festive activities and plans with family and friends. But for patients who require lifesaving blood transfusions, the holidays can be difficult.
November 13, 2013
GENOA, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2013) – On Nov. 23, community members can roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor Beau Norris, a one-year-old who relies on the generosity of blood donors to sustain his life.
November 11, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Nov. 11, 2013) – As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all –...
November 5, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Nov. 5, 2013) — The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult. The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means...
October 23, 2013
CARTHAGE, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2013) – On Nov. 6, community members will have the opportunity to donate blood in memory of Jane McDaniel, a tireless American Red Cross volunteer who passed away earlier this year McDaniel was a special and dedicated Red Cross volunteer in Hancock County for more...
October 23, 2013
BIGGSVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 21, 2013) — High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross – all while preparing for their post-secondary...
September 24, 2013
High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross.
August 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, Ill. – In April of this year, 5-year-old East Peoria resident Nathan Pennington was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. To help fight his cancer, Nathan underwent surgery to remove a tumor near his brain stem, as well as radiation treatment to...
August 25, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. — With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend. Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9...