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Heart of America

 
May 17, 2010
With busy summer schedules and vacations, it can be challenging for even the most committed donors to find time to give blood. That’s why the American Red Cross is asking for your help to remind all interested and eligible donors that no matter what their plans, they can be a lifesaver this...
February 24, 2010
After a month of good-natured rivalry, Penn State University and the University of Minnesota walked away with awards from the American Red Cross Big Ten Blood Drive Challenge. However, the real winners from this friendly competition were patients in need across the United States who could benefit...
February 20, 2010
As emergency relief efforts continue in Haiti, the nation recognizes March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross takes this time to honor the valuable contributions of generous volunteers whose commitment makes its work possible. March was first declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when President...
February 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 3, 2010 - As medical teams in Haiti continue to evaluate and treat the victims of the devastating earthquake, the American Red Cross is coordinating shipments of blood and blood products to Haiti at the request of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Today, the American...
January 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 15, 2010 – The American Red Cross needed help getting blood into Haiti this week and CBS News flew to the rescue. The Red Cross has an agreement with the United Nations Mission Hospital in Haiti to send 13 units of blood every three weeks. The hospital called, asking for...
January 14, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts after Tuesday's earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund to...
December 30, 2009
The Red Cross recognizes and thanks the nearly 4 million donors who roll up their sleeves and give hope to patients in need January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the Red Cross recognizes and thanks the nearly 4 million donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and give...
November 26, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – Save the date - the Sixth Annual American Red Cross 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive will soon be here! More details will follow, but don’t wait - add this wonderful community event to your calendar for coverage now!
November 25, 2009
QUINCY, Ill. – Save the date – the fifth annual American Red Cross 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive will soon be here! This special drive will include entertainment, a babysitting service with children’s activities, a visit from Santa and more! All presenting donors at this drive...
November 23, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – The Central Illinois Chapter and the Heart of America Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross are teaming up with local malls to raise awareness about proper hand-washing techniques during flu season.