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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...
January 5, 2011
In conjunction with the new season of ABC’s “The Bachelor,”  the American Red Cross and the hit romance reality series are joining forces to remind everyone about the importance of donating blood.   Several former Bachelors and Bachelorettes will be visiting select blood...
December 28, 2010
The Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of blood donors who roll up their sleeves to help patients in need January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate blood...
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...