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Refuel the blood supply at the Central Illinois Auto Show Blood Drive

Heart of America

March 21, 2013
 

PEORIA, Ill. (March 21, 2013) — On April 5, the Central Illinois Auto Show rolls into the Peoria Civic Center and offers attendees the opportunity to see the finest and most high-tech cars, trucks and SUVs from around the world. But this year’s auto show will once again give local auto enthusiasts the chance to make a difference in the community by helping refuel the blood supply for hospital patients in need.

In partnership with the Peoria Metro New Car Dealers Association, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Central Illinois Auto Show on Family Day, Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt.

 

Central Illinois Auto Show Blood Drive

Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peoria Civic Center – Verizon Café

201 SW Jefferson St. in Peoria

All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt

 

The Red Cross is also offering an opportunity for local residents to receive a free ticket to the auto show by presenting to donate at the Peoria Blood Donation Center from April 1 through April 6.

 

Peoria Blood Donation Center

Monday, April 1 through Saturday, April 6

405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave in Peoria

All presenting donors will receive a free ticket to the Central Illinois Auto Show

 

Walk-ins are welcome at both blood donation opportunities, but donors are encouraged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 consent 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

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

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