Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives December 1-15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theresa Kuhlmann   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:24
Think outside the box this holiday season.  The perfect gift is at the nearest American Red Cross blood drive or blood donation center.  And, unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, it costs nothing but an hour of time. When someone donates blood, they give the perfect gift - another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance - to a patient in need.

All blood types are currently needed. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. By taking time to donate this winter, you can help the Red Cross ensure a stable blood supply for all patients who need blood products.

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 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 18 years of age and younger 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.

Blood Donation Opportunities

12/2/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Plumtree Lodge, 15-940 Plum Tree Drive, Lanark

12/4/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Assumption Catholic Church, 147 Broadway Street, Charlotte

12/15/2011, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Lyondell Chemical Company, 3400 Anamosa Road, Clinton

12/2/2011, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Wethersfield High School, 439 Willard, Kewanee, IL, Henry,

12/14/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St., Kewanee, IL, Henry,

12/14/2011, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Kewanee High School, 1211 East 3rd Street, Kewanee, IL, Henry,

12/15/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, American Legion, 509 N. School Street, Atkinson, IL, Henry,

12/12/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, New Windsor Presbyterian Church, 4TH & Walnut/ Box 245, New Windsor

12/1/2011, 9:45 am- 4:00 pm, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling

12/6/2011, 8:00 am-11:00 am, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

12/7/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

12/7/2011, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Fulton High School, 1207 12th Street, Fulton

12/10/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, St. John's Evangelical Church, 703 3rd Avenue, Sterling

12/12/2011, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3, 79 Grove St., Prophetstown

12/13/2011, 1:00 pm- 5:15 pm, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton
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