– Erin Shank is a courageous local woman and an ovarian cancer survivor. The tumor inside of her made her anemic and blood transfusions were one of the things that helped. Over the course of her treatment, Erin received multiple units of blood to give her strength.
Now as a triumphant survivor and for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September, Erin and her family are encouraging the community and local people to come out and give blood so that it is there for the next person who needs it. Having a family support system was part of Erin’s journey, and now her family is encourgaging the Tampico community to be the support system for others going through medical treatments and hope many people come out to this inagural blood drive In Honor of Erin Shank.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 1PM-6PM
202 W 2nd St. Tampico, IL
Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org, calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App. All Red Cross blood drive and donation centers follow the highest standards of safety and infection control.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.