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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.
January 8, 2014
PEORIA, Ill. — Throughout National Blood Donor Month this January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare.
December 16, 2013
CANTON, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2013) – On Dec. 30, Canton and Lewistown community members can roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor of Jace Butler, a courageous 3-year-old who received lifesaving blood transfusions earlier this year.
December 16, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2013) – The American Red Cross encourages Bloomington-area residents to give something that means something this holiday season – a potentially lifesaving blood donation.
December 3, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Dec. 3, 2013) — With the holiday season in full swing, schedules are packed with festive activities and plans with family and friends. But for patients who require lifesaving blood transfusions, the holidays can be difficult.
November 13, 2013
GENOA, Ill. (Nov. 13, 2013) – On Nov. 23, community members can roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor Beau Norris, a one-year-old who relies on the generosity of blood donors to sustain his life.
November 11, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Nov. 11, 2013) – As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all –...
November 5, 2013
PEORIA, Ill. (Nov. 5, 2013) — The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult. The American Red Cross’ Give Something that Means...
October 23, 2013
CARTHAGE, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2013) – On Nov. 6, community members will have the opportunity to donate blood in memory of Jane McDaniel, a tireless American Red Cross volunteer who passed away earlier this year McDaniel was a special and dedicated Red Cross volunteer in Hancock County for more...
October 23, 2013
BIGGSVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 21, 2013) — High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross – all while preparing for their post-secondary...