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April 21, 2011
The Princeton community has two opportunity to honor 15-year-old Cora Peters, by giving platelets on Thursday, April 21 or by donating whole blood on Friday, April 22. It's a chance to help boost the blood supply for other patients like Cora. Platelet Drive in Honor of Cora...
April 1, 2011
Warsaw High School volunteer made a difference by recruiting blood donors
April 1, 2011
Volunteers are the backbone of the American Red Cross.  Each year, 3.5 million volunteers donate more than six million pints of blood or platelets through the Red Cross. This April, celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16) by making an appointment to donate platelets and join a...
March 25, 2011
With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period...
March 23, 2011
Results are in for the 2011 American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge. Students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Big Ten universities came together to donate 8,056 pints of blood and help patients in need!
March 17, 2011
Beth Sweeney of Davenport thought donating blood would be a good way to give back for the blood products 11-year-old Carina Benson with leukemia used.  Carina is the daughter of Sweeney’s friends Jill and Kevin Benson.  On March 23, blood donors like Beth in Davenport, and the...
March 1, 2011
President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need.
March 1, 2011
Across the country, the American Red Cross is reminding communities that March is Red Cross Month, a time to commemorate Red Cross involvement. In the United States, nearly five million people need blood transfusions each year. By making an appointment to give blood this month, you can help the Red...
February 10, 2011
With the latest round of severe winter storms, the Heart of America Blood Services region has been forced to cancel  almost 40 blood drives resulting in a shortfall of more than 1,250  blood donations in  the Heart of America region, which includes Central and northern  Illinois...
February 3, 2011
PEORIA, Ill. (February 3, 2011) – The massive winter storm that pounded much of the United States this week increased the number of canceled blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross to nearly 23,000 since January 1, 2011. Of that number, 1,027 donations have been canceled...