Newsroom Archive

Heart of America

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.
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.
November 11, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Nov. 11, 2013) – As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all –...