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May 13, 2011
Every day the American Red Cross relies on the dedicated efforts of volunteers at community blood drives to help collect blood products needed for patients. Flossie Jacks has been a Red Cross volunteer for more than 39 years. On May 19, the Fort Madison Community blood drive will be held in her...
April 28, 2011
Disaster workers, meals, equipment and blood headed to area hardest hit
April 21, 2011
PEKIN, Ill. (April 18, 2011) – In Pekin, men and women in uniform help save lives every day, but this month they are joining forces to save lives in one more way. On Wednesday, April 27, the Pekin Police and Fire Departments as well as the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department will...
April 21, 2011
The Princeton community has two opportunity to honor 15-year-old Cora Peters, by giving platelets on Thursday, April 21 or by donating whole blood on Friday, April 22. It's a chance to help boost the blood supply for other patients like Cora. Platelet Drive in Honor of Cora...
April 1, 2011
Warsaw High School volunteer made a difference by recruiting blood donors
April 1, 2011
Volunteers are the backbone of the American Red Cross.  Each year, 3.5 million volunteers donate more than six million pints of blood or platelets through the Red Cross. This April, celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16) by making an appointment to donate platelets and join a...
March 25, 2011
With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period...
March 23, 2011
Results are in for the 2011 American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge. Students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Big Ten universities came together to donate 8,056 pints of blood and help patients in need!
March 17, 2011
Beth Sweeney of Davenport thought donating blood would be a good way to give back for the blood products 11-year-old Carina Benson with leukemia used.  Carina is the daughter of Sweeney’s friends Jill and Kevin Benson.  On March 23, blood donors like Beth in Davenport, and the...
March 1, 2011
President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need.