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Heart of America

 
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...
January 25, 2011
Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross. The severity of the impact has stressed even the Red Cross’ robust national inventory...
January 23, 2011
The Big Ten schools enjoy friendly rivalries and competing on the playing field, but they share a common cause. They all are helping save lives in the second annual American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge. Partnering with the American Red Cross and the Big Ten Network, the goal of the challenge is to...
January 19, 2011
 This winter, the Bradley University – Illinois State University basketball match is moving off of the basketball court and into the community to donate blood. Partnering with the American Red Cross, the goal of the challenge is to have BU - ISU students, staff and faculty together...