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
17th Annual Peoria 12 Hours of Giving Collects over 330 Units of Blood
You probably know there’s a critical need for blood donations – but you never know who you might meet when you give blood! At the American Red Cross’s 17th Annual 12 Hours of Giving Blood Drive in Peoria, special visitors showed up to donate last December: a Marine from Toys for Tots, the entire […]
Illinois Region Volunteers Responding to December 11 Midwest Tornado Outbreak
Our thoughts are with everyone whose lives were changed forever by the horrific and deadly tornadoes that touched down overnight across the center of the country. The American Red Cross Illinois Region volunteers were put into standby mode early Friday in preparation for expected severe weather. At least 24 catastrophic tornadoes ripped across five states […]
“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.