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May 19, 2011
All presenting blood donors have the chance to win a grill package
May 17, 2011
To ensure blood and platelets are available to help patients in need this summer, the American Red Cross developed the Good to Give. Good to Go. campaign.  Good to Give. Good to Go. will remind and encourage people to give blood or platelets, thank them for giving and offer a chance to win a...
May 17, 2011
Summer months present unique challenges for collecting enough blood and platelet donations to maintain readily available supplies for patients in need. While the need for blood never goes away, blood and platelet donors sometimes do. Summer vacations and activities can fill schedules, leaving...
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...