Heart of America
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (August 3, 2010) – Summer may be winding to a close, but the American Red Cross is reminding eligible individuals that it’s not too late to become a summer lifesaver by donating blood on August 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Peoria Bob Evans Community Fun Night and Blood Drive.
August 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
304 North Main Street
East Peoria, Ill. 61611
During Bob Evan’s Community Fun Night, 15 percent of the total amount of your meal will be donated to the American Red Cross. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bob Evan’s will honor the donation if you eat in the restaurant or carry out. Participants must have a special Bob Evan’s flyer when paying their bill. Special flyers can be obtained from the American Red Cross Blood Services or the Central Illinois Chapter of the Red Cross.
All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a complimentary Bob Evan’s dessert with the purchase of a meal. And through October, blood donorscan register for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Fiesta through Red Cross Racing! Visit redcrossracing.com for more information.
Whether this is your first donation of the season, or you’re eligible to give again, help the Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply leading into the Labor Day holiday weekend by making an appointment to donate today.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.