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.
2020 Year in Review
Highlights from our work in 2020
View some highlights from the Illinois Region showing how our volunteers, staff, and donors made a difference for thousands of people near and far.
Challenge yourself to 50 miles this fall to raise funds for people affected by disasters like storms, floods, and countless other crises. Throughout the Challenge, participants will receive messages of encouragement and fundraising tips via our supportive Facebook group.
Registration opens September 10th. Challenge starts October 1st and concludes November 5th.
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 Hispanic Heritage Month: Isis Chaverri and Sharing the Red Cross Story
Regional Marketing & Communications Manager for the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois Isis Chaverri has been with the organization for almost three years. Originally from Panama, she immigrated to the United States in 1995. A Fulbright Scholar, her media and communications background is extensive including overseeing Univision Chicago with over 30 people […]
Hispanic Heritage Month: Red Crosser Brittany Reynoso Reflects on Cross-Cultural, Cross-Generational Connections
Brittany Reynoso joined the Illinois Red Cross staff as a Regional Philanthropy Officer earlier this year. In this role, she manages a portfolio of donors and works with them individually to understand their philanthropic goals; together they connect their giving interests with all that the Red Cross does. Prior to joining the development staff, Brittany […]
“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.