The American Red Cross of Illinois serves over 12.4 million people in 88 counties across Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri through a network of six chapters: Central Illinois, Greater Chicago, Illinois River Valley, Northwest Illinois, Quad Cities and West Central Illinois, and South Central Illinois. We're in our local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
The need for blood is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. You will feel good knowing you've helped change a life. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations.
Blood Donation Center Locations
Peoria Red Cross Blood and Platelet Donation Center
Kraig Kotter has a second lease on life, and it is something he does not take for granted. Kraig is a heart transplant recipient; he had the procedure in September 2016. Blood products from numerous blood donors were necessary to complete the 10-hour surgery. “I had 14 blood donors help get me through that procedure,” […]
For nearly 30 years, Dorothy Yackley of Quincy, Illinois has volunteered her time and talents with the American Red Cross. Dorothy got started in 1994, providing health services assistance following a flood along the Mississippi River near her hometown. But, that was just the beginning. Since then, she has served in many different capacities as […]
“I love volunteering to give back to my community. It feels great when you get to help people in their worst life moments.”-Tony Halabi Tony Halabi of Peoria started volunteering with the American Red Cross in August 2013. Tony is part of the Red Cross disaster action team, frequently responding to disasters such as home […]
With nearly a dozen volunteers surrounding her on a Saturday morning, Mass Care Supervisor Jamie Winterbottom ran down the day’s feeding assignments for the American Red Cross response to Mississippi River flooding along the Illinois/Iowa border. As the crews listened to her instructions, one face stood out among the rest. The face was that of […]
Theresa Kallmbah from Mackinaw, Illinois has been donating blood since high school. “I got started because one of the kids I hung out with had hemophilia and needed blood on a regular basis,” she said. Theresa has faithfully donated blood and platelets ever since. In fact, she has donated so much that she currently is […]