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Welcome to the Red Cross Newsroom. Here you will find the latest news and information about Red Cross Blood Services.

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May 19, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (May 19, 2014) — In January of this year, 12-year-old St. Vincent de Paul Parish School student Samantha “Sam” Jones was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer known as Ewing’s sarcoma. Sam is currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s...
May 13, 2014
QUINCY, Ill. (May 13, 2014) — When the summer season arrives, blood and platelet donations often decline as schools are out of session and families pack their schedules full of fun activities. But cancer patients, trauma victims, surgery patients and more can’t take a summer holiday...
April 10, 2014
PEKIN, Ill. (April 10, 2014) — The public depends on the generous service of first responders who dedicate their lives to helping others in times of emergency. But even the most courageous heroes need partners to help save lives.
March 27, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (March 27, 2014) – For the third consecutive year, the American Red Cross will be cruising for eligible blood donors at the Central Illinois Auto Show to help refuel the blood supply and ensure patients have the blood products they need. This year’s auto show at the Peoria...
March 24, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (March 24, 2014) – Nine-year-old West Peoria resident Blake Ballard has a lot on his agenda the next few months. Not only is he busy with school and preparing for his 10th birthday in April, he’ll undergo his third open heart surgery in the summer.