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December 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, Friday, December 03, 2010 — At present, there are no specific federal recommendations regarding deferral of individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or other diseases that have been associated with Murine Leukemia Virus-related virus (XMRV) infection. Nevertheless, in the...
November 10, 2010
For some, the search has already started: hours spent looking through sale circulars, scouring websites, making a list of stores – all in search of the perfect holiday gift at the perfect price. But the perfect gift isn't the latest electronic gadget or the must-have toy of the year, and...
September 10, 2010
Celebrate Diversity by Donating Blood Help the American Red Cross maintain a diverse blood supply to meet the needs of all patients
September 10, 2010
FREEPORT, Ill.(September 9, 2010) – Around Freeport, men and women in uniform help save lives every day, but this Saturday, they are joining forces to save lives in one more way.  On September 11, the Freeport Police Department with the Stephenson County Sheriff and the Freeport Fire...
August 5, 2010
  EAST PEORIA, Ill. (August 3, 2010) – Summer may be winding to a close, but the American Red Cross is reminding eligible individuals that it’s not too late to become a summer lifesaver by donating blood on August 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  at the East Peoria Bob Evans...
August 4, 2010
QUINCY, Ill. (August 5, 2010) – Down the street and across the country there are patients in need of lifesaving blood. Quincy residents can be a summer lifesaver and make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood at Ethan's Rodeo Blood Round Up Blood Drive on Saturday, August...
July 2, 2010
Media contact: Theresa Kuhlmann (309) 636-4284  
July 2, 2010
Voluntarily giving blood or platelets for patients in need is a great reward in itself, but the American Red Cross and Red Cross Racing are upping the ante by giving away a brand new car.
June 23, 2010
PEORIA, Ill. (June 23, 2010) – Citing potential shortages of certain blood types before and after the Independence Day holiday weekend, the American Red Cross announces a donor appreciation promotion that includes a chance to win a $500 gas gift card and complimentary Red Cross Racing-themed...
June 11, 2010
A safe and adequate blood supply is a cornerstone of modern healthcare. World Blood Donor Day is June 14 – the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner who discovered the ABO blood group system. The day marks a special occasion for blood donors across the...