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September 9, 2009
FREEPORT, Ill. – The lives of the Stott family changed forever as they found out today they were selected to have their house radically changed by the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team. Joey, her husband, Philip, and their three children will enjoy a trip to the Disney Vacation Club while...
August 5, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – Congratulations to Kathy Mazander of Peoria - the grand prize winner of the Cancun Experience presented by Alexander Travel and the American Red Cross! Kathy presented to donate platelets at the Red Cross donation center in downtown Peoria this summer. She and a guest will...
July 6, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – The Firecracker Fly-Away ended with a bang this morning, as Cynthia Diederich from Normal, Ill. won the grand prize. Diederich's winning raffle ticket was pulled live on WMBD This Morning. She won two round-trip tickets to anywhere Allegiant Air flies. (Some restrictions...
June 26, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – Fireworks will soon light up the sky for Independence Day, and Central Illinois blood donors can help light up the lives of patients who need blood. The American Red Cross, Allegiant Air and the Prairie Air Show have teamed up to present the Firecracker Fly-Away at select...
June 9, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – The French say, "Mon Sang pour D'autres," or "My Blood for Others." The sentiments of that message will resonate worldwide on June 14, 2009 as the fifth annual World Blood Donor Day is observed and celebrated. World Blood Donor Day will honor the world's...
June 8, 2009
PEORIA, Ill.  – The American Red Cross and Alexander Travel have teamed up to present the 2009 Cancun Experience. Make a commitment to donate platelets or whole blood from now to July 31, 2009 at the American Red Cross Peoria location at 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave and help patients in...
June 1, 2009
June 14 is the fifth worldwide celebration of World Blood Donor Day. The French say, “Mon Sang pour D’autres,” or “My Blood for Others.”  The sentiments of that message will resonate worldwide on June 14, 2009 as the fifth annual World Blood Donor Day is observed...
May 20, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – Greg Biffle — driver of Roush Fenway Racing's No. 16 Ford Fusion — has signed on again as a Red Cross spokesperson this 2009 racing season to help raise awareness among the 75 million NASCAR fans across the country about the ongoing need for blood donations.
April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 — The recent documented cases of swine flu in several states across the U.S. and in a growing number of other countries may cause many people to wonder what they can do to better protect themselves right now. Stay Healthy The Red Cross and the Centers for Disease...