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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...
June 5, 2010
Donors encouraged to give at Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive PEORIA, Ill. (June 3, 2010) – The American Red Cross is your connection to helping to save lives by donating blood and bringing local bands to participate at the Fourth Annual Rock 'N Roll Up Your Sleeve blood drive...
May 28, 2010
With the Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in blood donations is typical during the summer as donors become busy with seasonal activities and overlook donating blood....
May 27, 2010
Join Red Cross Racing, donate blood and get points – or give points Memorial Day is a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. This year, the Red Cross asks you to honor our brave service members and help save lives...