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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....
July 9, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (July 9, 2013) – The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
July 3, 2013
PEKIN, Ill. (July 3, 2012) – On July 13, Central Illinois residents will have the opportunity to commemorate the lives of two Pekin-area heroes who lost their lives in courageous service to their country while serving overseas. Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean, 19, died in combat on Sunday,...
July 2, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (July 1, 2013) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to add another chapter to someone’s summer story by giving blood or platelets around the Independence Day holiday, when donations historically drop. Every patient who needs a blood transfusion has a story...
June 20, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (June 20, 2013) – On July 2, the students of East Peoria Community High School are once again making a vital impact in their community this summer by hosting the seventh annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive at the Peoria RiverPlex. In partnership with the American...