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December 4, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The winter months can be among the most challenging times of year for the American Red Cross to collect enough blood donations for a number of reasons. Many donors are busy with holiday activities, and inclement weather can force the cancellation of blood drives....
November 21, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. — This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.
November 13, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. – The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and...
September 29, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Sept. 29, 2014) – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red...
April 10, 2014
PEKIN, Ill. (April 10, 2014) — The public depends on the generous service of first responders who dedicate their lives to helping others in times of emergency. But even the most courageous heroes need partners to help save lives.
January 8, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. — Throughout National Blood Donor Month this January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare.
December 16, 2013
CANTON, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2013) – On Dec. 30, Canton and Lewistown community members can roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor of Jace Butler, a courageous 3-year-old who received lifesaving blood transfusions earlier this year.
December 16, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2013) – The American Red Cross encourages Bloomington-area residents to give something that means something this holiday season – a potentially lifesaving blood donation.
December 3, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2013) — With the holiday season in full swing, schedules are packed with festive activities and plans with family and friends. But for patients who require lifesaving blood transfusions, the holidays can be difficult.
November 13, 2013
GENOA, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2013) – On Nov. 23, community members can roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor Beau Norris, a one-year-old who relies on the generosity of blood donors to sustain his life.