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Heart of America

 
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.
November 19, 2009
QUINCY, Ill.  – As family and friends come together and celebrate their Thanksgiving traditions, the American Red Cross offers eligible blood donors another Thanksgiving celebration – gathering together and donating blood.
November 16, 2009
CHICAGO, Ill. – While Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, it can also be a time to give hope to patients who rely on donated blood. This Thanksgiving, the American Red Cross is thanking Chicago-area blood donors for giving hope to patients in need by offering all presenting donors a free...
November 9, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – While Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, it can also be a time to give hope to patients who rely on donated blood. This Thanksgiving, the American Red Cross is thanking blood donors for giving hope to patients in need by offering all presenting donors a free pie or a coupon...
October 20, 2009
SPRING BAY, Ill. – Blake Ballard is a spunky little guy. He tends to be a bit messy when eating his favorite dinner, spaghetti and meatballs. His favorite color is yellow because he is a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants. Blake is in kindergarten this year, and he has made lots of new...
September 28, 2009
PEORIA, Ill. – The St. Louis Cardinals are on the road to the World Series, and the American Red Cross is giving central Illinois blood donors a chance to join them. Present to donate blood or platelets for your chance to win tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season action. (...
September 22, 2009
The H1N1 influenza is once again on the minds of many people as we enter fall and students return to school and to college. This is the first global flu pandemic in 41 years, and as of August 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 254,206 laboratory-confirmed cases of 2009 H1N1...
September 14, 2009
FREEPORT, Ill. – As Extreme Makeover: Home Edition continues to build a new home for a Lena, Ill. family today, the American Red Cross is celebrating the success of blood drives held in conjunction with the show.
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...