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
Jasper Swafford was diagnosed with leukemia at five-months-old and received many blood transfusions which undergoing cancer treatment. At 21-months-old, a few hours after receiving news from doctors that he was on the road to recovery and he was in remission, his parents were told that Jasper’s heart was failing. Sadly, Jasper passed away shortly after […]
Brian Kenney started volunteering with the American Red Cross in Texas in 1992. In his 15 years or so of active volunteering he has taken on many roles, but the one he has enjoyed the most is being a Disaster Services volunteer. He explains his favorite part of volunteering is to give people experiencing disasters […]
“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.