The American Red Cross invites you to donate blood in honor of Karly Rathbun and Shayla Schielein, two local girls who met each other while both undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Now 12 years old, Karly and Shayla are best friends and advocates for blood donation, as both required blood products during their cancer treatments.
Saturday, September 24 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fondulac District Library
400 Richland St
East Peoria, IL 61611
Visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: KarlyandShayla), call 800-RED-CROSS or use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App to make an appointment. All presenting donors will get an e-coupon for a free haircut, plus a chance to win a VIP NASCAR experience, including two tickets to a 2023 race, thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts.
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.