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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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March 10, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (March. 10, 2013) – In April of last year, 5-year-old East Peoria resident Nathan Pennington was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. To help fight his cancer, Nathan underwent surgery to remove a tumor near his brain stem, as well as...
February 28, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2014) — March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
February 10, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2014) – To celebrate Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross is teaming up with the Peoria Journey to Empowerment through Motivation and Self-Esteem (JEMS) girls’ youth basketball team. The powerhouse pair is partnering for a Feb. 22 blood drive...