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February 18, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2013) – Hospital patients of all ethnic and racial backgrounds require blood product transfusions every day. Because of that, it’s important that blood donors are as diverse as the patients who need their help In commemoration of February as Black History Month,...
February 7, 2013
DECATUR, Ill. (February 7, 2013)— As Decatur-area residents begin buying candy and making plans with their loved ones this Valentine’s Day, it’s important to remember that patients in the community and across the country rely on lifesaving blood every day. On Feb. 12, the American...
January 25, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2013) – Central Illinois residents will have the opportunity to honor Lisa Osborne, a devoted wife and friend who passed away after a courageous three and-a-half-year battle with breast cancer on Jan. 21, 2012. During her treatments, Lisa required many blood and...
January 23, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (January 23, 2013)— To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Bradley University in Peoria and Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal will faceoff in the Challenge on 74 blood donation competition. The school that collects the most pints of blood from...
January 9, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, 27 area colleges and universities are hosting American Red Cross We Challenge “U” Blood Drives on between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2013. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge “U...
December 17, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 17, 2012) – The holidays bring friends and families together to celebrate and share in special times of giving. But the holidays can also be a difficult time for families with a loved one who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis or a major illness requiring lifesaving...
December 17, 2012
PONTIAC, Ill. (Dec. 17, 2012) – The holidays bring friends and families together to celebrate and share in special times of giving. But the holidays can also be a difficult time for families with a loved one who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis or a major illness requiring lifesaving blood...
December 10, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (Dec. 10, 2012) – The holidays bring friends and families together to celebrate and share in special times of giving. But the holidays can also be a difficult time for families with a loved one who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis or a major illness requiring lifesaving blood...
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...