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.
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Peoria Red Cross Blood and Platelet Donation Center
Living life to the fullest even with Sickle Cell Disease
“You can’t imagine it unless you’re actually dealing with it.” Sherrell Johnson was diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease at 6 months old, a blood disorder that affects about 100,000 people in the United States- most of which are of African descent. But before the diagnosis, her mother faced months of a screaming, crying baby that […]
Terry Kenney has common variable immunodeficiency, a disorder that impairs her immune system. Blood donations are playing a big role in significantly improving Terry’s health. Learn more about her story and how you can give blood, in this short video.
“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.