Figures reflect $10,000 and above Red Cross disaster response operations from January 1– November 30, 2021. Financial assistance figure also includes responses under $10,000.
The American Red Cross in Illinois
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.
2021 Year in Review
Highlights from our work in 2021
View some highlights from the Illinois Region showing how our volunteers, staff, and donors made a difference for thousands of people near and far.
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
Celebrating Black History Month: Employee Spotlight on Demond Ausley
Demond Ausley is a Manufacturing Supervisor for the American Red Cross of Illinois. Demond has been a dedicated staff member at the Red Cross for nearly 16 years and says he loves to support the Red Cross mission because he wanted to make a difference. During his tenure, his primary focus has been to oversee […]
“Why am I a Red Cross Volunteer?” I’m sure that’s a question most “Red Crossers” have been asked or may have asked themselves. Among the reasons I’m a Red Cross volunteer today is it gives me a way to give something back to the Red Cross for the help it gave me during two, significant […]
“There is a critical need for blood right now, especially O+.” explained Gwen Bartoluzzi, Account Manager for Red Cross Blood Services. “With folks leaving for summer vacations, and so many disasters in the mid-west that disrupt our blood drives, the need is even greater.