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November 18, 2011
Give the gift that money can’t buy and support patients in need The American Red Cross is encouraging Peoria area residents to think outside the box this holiday season and give the perfect gift – a potentially lifesaving blood donation. Hospital patients in Illinois and across the...
November 18, 2011
This holiday season, give the gift that money can’t buy. When you donate blood with the American Red Cross, you give the perfect gift - another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance - to someone in need of blood. And unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, the...
November 10, 2011
This Thanksgiving, you can give a hospital patient another reason to be thankful by donating blood or platelets. A single blood donation can help save up to three lives and give patients in need another opportunity to celebrate holidays with their loved ones. During this season of giving thanks,...
November 10, 2011
The American Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets this Veterans Day weekend to honor those who have served their country. At the same time, anyone who comes to donate will have the opportunity to sign a card and include a personal message that will become...
October 3, 2011
Heart of America Blood Services Region blood donor Dixie Vogel has been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal, Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.
September 13, 2011
Eligible donors asked to give honoring toddler who touched so many lives   For the third year in a row, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of Dax Locke on Thursday, September 22 at Five Points in Washington.
August 19, 2011
Keebler to donate more than 12 million cookies for blood drives nationwide (August 19, 2011) – Each day an average of 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States, and that blood can only come from volunteer donors. As a way of recognizing these generous individuals for...
August 8, 2011
All blood types and platelet donors still needed. The American Red Cross needs more than 500,000 blood donors nationwide just in August to continue rebuilding the already fragile blood supply.
July 26, 2011
All eligible blood donors asked to make and keep appointments  PEORIA, Ill. (July 26,2011) – American Red Cross blood supplies remain at seriously low levels even after thousands of area residents responded to the national appeal for blood donors, which began on July 11. Blood products...