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July 9, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (July 9, 2013) – The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
July 3, 2013
PEKIN, Ill. (July 3, 2012) – On July 13, Central Illinois residents will have the opportunity to commemorate the lives of two Pekin-area heroes who lost their lives in courageous service to their country while serving overseas. Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean, 19, died in combat on Sunday,...
July 2, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (July 1, 2013) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to add another chapter to someone’s summer story by giving blood or platelets around the Independence Day holiday, when donations historically drop. Every patient who needs a blood transfusion has a story...
June 20, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (June 20, 2013) – On July 2, the students of East Peoria Community High School are once again making a vital impact in their community this summer by hosting the seventh annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive at the Peoria RiverPlex. In partnership with the American...
June 19, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (June 19, 2013) – Lifesaving blood donations in the summer tend to decline as eligible donors become busy with vacations, parties and other events. To help ensure hospital patients in Central Illinois have the blood products they need, the American Red Cross and the Peoria Zoo...
June 19, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (June 19, 2013) – For Kevin and Angie Maughan, this past Mother’s Day turned out to be a day that would change their family’s lives forever. Their two-year-old son James developed a slight fever and a few small red spots on his body. Suspecting James had chicken pox,...
June 11, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (June 11, 2013) — The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and actress Soleil Moon Frye, announces the fifth annual Nexcare give program to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 19, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (May 19, 2013) — The American Red Cross is launching the Summer of Stories campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.
May 17, 2013
DECATUR, Ill. (May 17, 2013) – Summer is a critical time for those requiring lifesaving blood products. As donors pack their schedules with parties, BBQs, vacations and summer holiday activities, donations tend to decline – especially around summer holidays like Memorial Day. But for...
May 14, 2013
QUINCY, Ill. (May 14, 2013) – Summer is a critical time for those requiring lifesaving blood products. As donors pack their schedules with parties, BBQs, vacations and summer holiday activities, donations tend to decline. But for cancer patients, trauma victims and surgery patients, blood...