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November 10, 2011
The American Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets this Veterans Day weekend to honor those who have served their country. At the same time, anyone who comes to donate will have the opportunity to sign a card and include a personal message that will become...
October 3, 2011
Heart of America Blood Services Region blood donor Dixie Vogel has been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal, Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.
September 13, 2011
Eligible donors asked to give honoring toddler who touched so many lives   For the third year in a row, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in honor of Dax Locke on Thursday, September 22 at Five Points in Washington.
August 19, 2011
Keebler to donate more than 12 million cookies for blood drives nationwide (August 19, 2011) – Each day an average of 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States, and that blood can only come from volunteer donors. As a way of recognizing these generous individuals for...
August 8, 2011
All blood types and platelet donors still needed. The American Red Cross needs more than 500,000 blood donors nationwide just in August to continue rebuilding the already fragile blood supply.
July 26, 2011
All eligible blood donors asked to make and keep appointments  PEORIA, Ill. (July 26,2011) – American Red Cross blood supplies remain at seriously low levels even after thousands of area residents responded to the national appeal for blood donors, which began on July 11. Blood products...
July 11, 2011
All eligible blood donors asked to make and keep appointments Due to a critical shortage of donated blood across the nation, the American Red Cross – the single largest supplier of blood products in the United States – is asking eligible donors of all blood types to make an appointment...
July 7, 2011
Debbi Wendle is new to coordinating a blood drive. But, that didn’t stop her from managing the details for a blood drive that will be held in memory of her daughter Lexi, on July 11 at the United Methodist Church in Tremont.  Lexi died in 2004 from a stage 2 Wilms Tumor.
June 23, 2011
Between June 27 and July 6 Red Cross thanks presenting donors with a chance to win a portable Garmin GPS unit