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November 17, 2012
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. In the spirit of the season, the American Red Cross is thanking presenting donors with a complimentary pie or voucher for a pie at participating blood drives during the week of Thanksgiving. While the need for blood is ongoing, the supply isn’t...
October 30, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (Oct. 30, 2012) — Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations already. The shortfall is expected to grow as Sandy is...
October 22, 2012
BARTONVILLE, Ill. (October 22, 2012) – On Saturday, October 27, two local Marines who lost their lives in courageous service to the nation will be honored at an American Red Cross blood drive at Monroe Grade School in Bartonville. The blood drive will also honor the selfless service of all...
September 18, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (September 18, 2012) – It’s a hotly debated issue in central Illinois: Do more area residents bleed Cubbie blue or Cardinal red? To help determine which team has more support from local blood donors, the American Red Cross is hosting a week-long Cubs vs. Cardinals Blood...
August 27, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (August 27, 2012) – As the hot summer winds down and individuals and families look forward to the Labor Day holiday, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that patients can’t take a holiday from needing blood or platelets.
August 20, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (August 20, 2012) – Dedicated men and women in uniform dutifully serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the streets safe. But as the summer comes to a close, they are joining together to help save lives in one more way.
August 10, 2012
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (August 10, 2012) – The American Red Cross relies on generous volunteer donors to help ensure that blood and platelets are available for patients in need. To thank those who give the gift of life this summer, the Red Cross is hosting a Donor Appreciation Summer Blood Drive...
August 1, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (August 1, 2012) – The American Red Cross is encouraged by a boost in donations since the organization issued an emergency appeal for blood donors. However, additional donations are needed to ensure an adequate supply is available through the end of the summer.
August 1, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (August 1, 2012) – In need of a vacation? Looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Peoria-area residents have a chance to do both by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross.
July 26, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (July 26, 2012) – To help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in the Bloomington-Normal area and across the country, the American Red Cross is partnering with Radio Bloomington’s WJBC-AM, WBNQ-FM and WBWN-FM to host the 9th Annual Radio Bloomington Summer...