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June 25, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (June 25, 2012) – The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.
June 18, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (June 18, 2012) – On Saturday, June 23, two Pekin area soldiers who lost their lives in courageous service to the nation will be honored at an American Red Cross blood drive at the Roy L. King VFW in Pekin. Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean, 19, died in combat on Sunday, October 23,...
June 8, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (June 8, 2012) – Giving blood is timeless – and that’s the theme for this year’s campaign between the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages.
June 4, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (June 4, 2012) – Students play an important role in ensuring a stable blood supply for patients in need. Up to 20 percent of blood donations made through the American Red Cross are at high school and college blood drives. But when school is out for the summer and students are...
May 21, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (May 21, 2012) – Memorial Day weekends are always packed full of fun summer activities. But as individuals and families kick-off their summer plans, it’s important to remember that the need for blood does not take a summer holiday.
May 14, 2012
QUINCY, Ill. (May 14, 2012) – As the summer months approach, individuals and families plan vacations and pack their schedules full of fun summer activities – leaving little time in their day to donate blood for patients in need. The decline in blood donations is even greater around...
May 14, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (May 14, 2012) – During the summer months, blood donations often decrease, while the need for blood remains constant. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible blood donors to make donating blood or platelets a...
April 19, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (April 19, 2012) – Dedicated men and women in uniform dutifully serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the streets safe. But this month, they are joining together to help save lives in one more way. On April 25, the Pekin Police Department,...
March 16, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (March 16, 2012) — When the Central Illinois Auto Show rolls into the Peoria Civic Center March 30 through April 1, attendees will have the opportunity to witness the most innovative automobiles from all around the world. While the main attractions of the weekend will certainly...
February 28, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (February 28, 2012) — During Red Cross Month this March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides.