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
Getting involved and helping other people are priorities for Bev Tomita and Emilie Lemieux. Now, they are encouraging their peers to get involved and join them as volunteers. Bev and Emilie are medical students in the Champaign-Urbana area. Together, they are working to build up a base of volunteers at their school, with a focus […]
Walsh Elementary Paraprofessional Jen Kerrigan Saves Kindergartener from Choking, Receives Red Cross Lifesaving Award
The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley was proud to present Jennifer Kerrigan with a Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action and a Red Cross Lifesaving pin for her heroic actions in the face of an emergency. Executive Director Brian McDaniel presenting the award to Jennifer Kerrigan at Walsh Elementary Jen Kerrigan has been […]
“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.