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September 16, 2011
Red Cross to Give Away Five $100 Gift Cards per Day 9/17-9/30   It’s been a difficult summer for the American Red Cross.  Natural disasters, record high temperatures, and outrageous gas prices all contributed to a low blood supply.  While thousands of generous blood donors...
September 16, 2011
  Record high temperatures, outrageous gas prices and a low blood supply.  It’s been a difficult summer.  Natural disasters, such as hurricane Irene hindered the best efforts of the American Red Cross to maintain an adequate blood supply.
September 12, 2011
Red Cross to expand Donor Rewards program      The American Red Cross has a great way for blood donors to get more rewards while doing a good deed. This fall, the Missouri-Illinois Region will be encouraging donors to participate in Red Cross Racing, an online rewards program...
September 8, 2011
  Paying at the Pump is Pain Free this Summer Effingham, IL, resident Jim Gartner has been donating blood for over ten years, but his latest donation netted him $250 in fuel!
September 6, 2011
  Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder of red blood cells. The disease causes lung tissue damage, pain, stroke and many other problems. More than 70,000 people in the United States are affected, and most of them are African-American. September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. It...
September 1, 2011
Red Cross to Give Away $1000 Gas Card Labor Day Weekend is often referred to as “summer’s last hurrah”.  Some blood donors deviate from their typical donation schedule in lieu of family time and cook outs.  This year’s holiday follows Hurricane Irene, responsible...
September 1, 2011
Paying at the Pump is Pain Free this Summer St. Louis woman Elizabeth Davidson has been donating blood since college, but her latest blood donation netted her $250 in fuel!  
September 1, 2011
Do you have the courage to donate blood?      It is time for the American Red Cross’ Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. This means law enforcement from Glen Carbon, Maryville, Edwardsville, and Troy are invited to “battle” with firefighters and EMS officials...
August 30, 2011
Sheila Simon Plans Blood Donation at State Fair   Donate Blood at the DuQuoin State Fair!   When: Sat. Sept. 3 – Mon. Sept. 5  2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Where: First Heat building      
August 26, 2011
Red Cross Urges You to Donate Blood and Platelets   It’s the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives before, during and after a disaster.   The American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to schedule appointments to give blood, especially blood platelets, before...