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Give Something That Means Something – Give Blood


The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. 

Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations, but the need for blood remains steady. 

On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood products every day for patients across the country. Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. 

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities 

Cook County 

Chicago 

12/3/2014: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Prentice Womens Hospital, 250 E. Superior 

12/9/2014: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bank of America, 135 South LaSalle 

12/15/2014: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rush University Medical Center, 1650 West Harrison Street 

Evanston 

12/11/2014: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Evanston 500 Davis Street, 500 Davis Street, Suite 900 

Maywood 

12/2/2014: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Loyola University Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave. 

Northlake 

12/10/2014: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Northlake Public Library, 231 N. Wolf Road 

Palos Heights 

12/1/2014: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., West Hall, 6601 W. College Drive 

Sauk Village 

12/14/2014: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 22400 S. Torrence 

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Iroquois County 

Cissna Park 

12/3/2014: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion, 124 South Second Street 

Watseka 

12/12/2014: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Iroquois Memorial Hospital, 200 E.Fairman Ave. 

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Kankakee County 

Bourbonnais 

12/4/2014: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 20 Heritage Drive 

12/11/2014: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 20 Heritage Drive Herscher 

12/1/2014: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 E. Third Kankakee 

12/3/2014: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive 

12/3/2014: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall 

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Lake County 

Grayslake 

12/2/2014: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington 

North Chicago 

12/8/2014: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Rosalind Franklin University Health & Sciences, 3333 Greenbay Road 

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La Salle County 

Marseilles 

12/4/2014: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 255 E. Bluff 

Ottawa 

12/2/2014: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Carpenter's Local 195, 1001 Boyce Memorial Drive 

12/4/2014: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1401 State Street 

Peru 

12/2/2014: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 1530 4th Street Serena 

12/5/2014: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Serena High School, 100 Quincy Streator 

12/4/2014: 1:45 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 204 S Bloomington Tonica 

12/1/2014: 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 423 Wauponis Street 

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Lee County 

Dixon 

12/2/2014: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 506 West Third 

12/10/2014: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Illinois Department of Transportation, 819 Depot 

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Whiteside County 

Fulton 

12/3/2014: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fulton High School, 1207 12th Street 

12/9/2014: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center, 912 4th Street Prophetstown 

12/8/2014: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3, 79 Grove St. 

Rock Falls 

12/3/2014: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 112 W. Second St. 

12/10/2014: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., American Red Cross, 112 W. Second St. Sterling 

12/4/2014: 9:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road 

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How to donate blood: Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.