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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...
October 3, 2016
  The community is invited to join Western Illinois University’s Panhellenic, Interfraternity Councils and United Greek Council in ensuring area patients receive the blood products they need by donating blood at WIU’s Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m...
September 1, 2016
Glenn Hansen lost battle to cancer in 2013  STREATOR, Ill. (Sept. 1, 2016) — The American Red Cross is joining family and friends to host a blood drive on Sept. 16 at Streator St. Paul Evangelical in Streator, from 1 to 6 p.m., in memory of Glenn Hansen. Hansen passed away in June of...
August 1, 2016
Victim of autoimmune hepatitis is dependent on blood transfusions   Peoria, Ill. (Aug. 1, 2016) — The community is invited to give blood in honor of Jill Phillabaum at a special blood drive held in her honor on Tuesday, Aug.16, from 1 to 6 p.m., at Richwoods Christian Church.