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January 9, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, 27 area colleges and universities are hosting American Red Cross We Challenge “U” Blood Drives on between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2013. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge “U...
December 17, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 17, 2012) – The holidays bring friends and families together to celebrate and share in special times of giving. But the holidays can also be a difficult time for families with a loved one who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis or a major illness requiring lifesaving...
December 17, 2012
PONTIAC, Ill. (Dec. 17, 2012) – The holidays bring friends and families together to celebrate and share in special times of giving. But the holidays can also be a difficult time for families with a loved one who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis or a major illness requiring lifesaving blood...
December 10, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (Dec. 10, 2012) – The holidays bring friends and families together to celebrate and share in special times of giving. But the holidays can also be a difficult time for families with a loved one who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis or a major illness requiring lifesaving blood...
November 17, 2012
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. In the spirit of the season, the American Red Cross is thanking presenting donors with a complimentary pie or voucher for a pie at participating blood drives during the week of Thanksgiving. While the need for blood is ongoing, the supply isn’t...
October 30, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (Oct. 30, 2012) — Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations already. The shortfall is expected to grow as Sandy is...
October 22, 2012
BARTONVILLE, Ill. (October 22, 2012) – On Saturday, October 27, two local Marines who lost their lives in courageous service to the nation will be honored at an American Red Cross blood drive at Monroe Grade School in Bartonville. The blood drive will also honor the selfless service of all...
September 18, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (September 18, 2012) – It’s a hotly debated issue in central Illinois: Do more area residents bleed Cubbie blue or Cardinal red? To help determine which team has more support from local blood donors, the American Red Cross is hosting a week-long Cubs vs. Cardinals Blood...
August 27, 2012
PEORIA, Ill. (August 27, 2012) – As the hot summer winds down and individuals and families look forward to the Labor Day holiday, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that patients can’t take a holiday from needing blood or platelets.
August 20, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (August 20, 2012) – Dedicated men and women in uniform dutifully serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the streets safe. But as the summer comes to a close, they are joining together to help save lives in one more way.