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May 12, 2015
QUINCY, Ill. — Summer is a challenging time for the nation’s blood supply. As the summer heats up, blood donations tend to decline as schools are dismissed and families are enjoying vacations and other seasonal activities. But hospital patients can’t take a summer break from...
April 27, 2015
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.   The Leaders Save Lives program encourages...
April 16, 2015
MACOMB, Ill. – Students play a vital role in helping ensure hospital patients in Illinois and across the country have the blood products they need. In fact, donors from high school and college blood drives account for about 20 percent of donations given through the American Red Cross. But...
March 23, 2015
ALEXIS, Ill. – On April 1 of last year, Alexis resident Pyper Young was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer, and underwent 30 rounds radiation and seven chemotherapy treatments. However, chemotherapy left Pyper’s blood counts dangerously low.
March 9, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in...
February 18, 2015
(Feb. 18, 2015) — In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to...
January 19, 2015
PEORIA, Ill. — Each year, students play a key role in helping hospital patients in need. Donors from high school and college blood drives account for about 20 percent of donations given through the American Red Cross. During the winter months, when blood donations tend to decline, this...
January 12, 2015
CHICAGO, Ill. — Throughout 2015, the American Red Cross will celebrate 100 years of serving the residents of the Greater Chicago area. From disaster response, health and safety classes, to blood collection and support of military members and their families, the Red Cross has served the needs...
January 5, 2015
PEORIA, Ill. — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.
December 10, 2014
FULTON, Ill. — The American Red Cross and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will offer blood donors the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming TSO concert for free on Jan. 4 in Moline. The first 50 presenting blood donors on Dec. 23 at the Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 4th Street in Fulton,...