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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.
March 27, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (March 27, 2014) – For the third consecutive year, the American Red Cross will be cruising for eligible blood donors at the Central Illinois Auto Show to help refuel the blood supply and ensure patients have the blood products they need. This year’s auto show at the Peoria...
March 24, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (March 24, 2014) – Nine-year-old West Peoria resident Blake Ballard has a lot on his agenda the next few months. Not only is he busy with school and preparing for his 10th birthday in April, he’ll undergo his third open heart surgery in the summer.
March 10, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (March. 10, 2013) – In April of last year, 5-year-old East Peoria resident Nathan Pennington was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. To help fight his cancer, Nathan underwent surgery to remove a tumor near his brain stem, as well as...
February 28, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2014) — March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
February 10, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2014) – To celebrate Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the Peoria Journey to Empowerment through Motivation and Self-Esteem (JEMS) girls’ youth basketball team. The powerhouse pair is partnering for a Feb. 22 blood drive...
January 22, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Jan. 22, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, the University of Illinois is hosting American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drives starting Jan. 23. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last...
January 20, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (January 20, 2014) — Every year, the American Red Cross looks to students to donate up to 20 percent of its lifesaving blood donations. Students at colleges and universities across the country roll up a sleeve at blood drives throughout the school year to help ensure hospital...
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.