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Red Cross Joins the St. Louis Cardinals on the Road to the World Series

Heart of America

September 27, 2009
 

PEORIA, Ill. – The St. Louis Cardinals are on the road to the World Series, and the American Red Cross is giving central Illinois blood donors a chance to join them. Present to donate blood or platelets for your chance to win tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season action. (You'll have to buy your own peanuts and Cracker Jacks!)

From September 27 through October 4, present to donate blood or platelets at select blood drives and you'll be entered for a chance to win two tickets to see the Cardinals take their first step toward a World Series Championship. The tickets will be for the Cardinals' first home game of the post-season in St. Louis.

Game dates and times are still to be determined, but the game will be played on October 7 or October 10. Winners will be drawn and notified on Monday, October 5. A total of four winners will be chosen; each winner will receive two tickets to the game.

Upcoming "Road to the World Series" Whole Blood Donation Opportunities

  • Monday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UAW Local 974, 3025 Springfield Rd., East Peoria
  • Monday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Monday, Sept. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 401 N. Church St., Gibson City
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Hospital, 600 E. First, Spring Valley
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, 143 E. Main St., Galesburg
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mid-Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2674 N. Main St., Decatur
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eberhardt Village Community Room, 431 W. Palmer, Arthur
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 from 11:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. John's Hall Main Hall, 514 N. Monroe, Clinton
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bradley University Fellows at Markin Center, 815 N. Glenwood, Peoria
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Keokuk Community Drive at the Evangelical Free Church Gymnasium, 2315 S. 7th St., Keokuk
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3000 North 23rd St., Quincy
  • Thursday, Oct. 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mid-Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2674 N. Main St., Decatur
  • Friday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Friday, Oct. 2 from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at University of Illinois Alumni Center Ballroom, 601 S. Lincoln, Urbana
  • Friday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Pekin Park Hospital Court Conference Center 1, Court & 14th St., Pekin
  • Friday, Oct. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Red Cross blood donation bus at Decatur Macon Resources, 2121 Hubbard St., Decatur
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria

Upcoming "Road to the World Series" Platelet Donation Opportunities

**Appointments required for platelet donation. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE ext. 407 to schedule.

  • Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3000 North 23rd St., Quincy
  • Monday, Sept. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Monday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3000 North 23rd St., Quincy
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5;30 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3000 North 23rd St., Quincy
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Friday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria
  • Sunday, Oct. 4 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Heart of America Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John Gwynn Jr., Ave., Peoria

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.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 younger than 19 years 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. 

Location

Peoria, IL
United States
40° 41' 37.1364" N, 89° 35' 20.3496" W
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