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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...
August 20, 2013
QUINCY, Ill. (Aug. 20, 2013) — On Aug. 29, Quincy-area residents will have the opportunity help save lives while proudly displaying their team loyalty by donating blood at the Cardinals Fans Bleed Red Blood Drive at the Quincy Blood Donation Center. All presenting donors will receive a free,...
August 14, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (August 14, 2013) – Every day, the public relies on the courageous service of local first responders as they help during emergencies and keep dangerous criminals off the streets. But these heroes also look to the communities they serve for reliable partners in helping save...
July 23, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (July 23, 2013) – While  thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood....