The need for blood does not take a summer break. The American Red Cross collects 40% of the nation’s blood supply, and this time of year, blood donations are especially important to maintain a stable supply. Be somebody’s hero by donating blood at the Superhero Summer Blood Drive this Wednesday in Bloomington and East Peoria!
Wednesday, June 15 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1615 E Empire St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino
21 Blackjack Blvd
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fewer than 50 percent of appointments are filled for this event. Make an appointment (sponsor code: SUPERHERO) by visiting redcrossblood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last, plus a $10 e-gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. In honor of the new Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis, all who come to give in the month of June will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland for two, including round-trip airfare to Memphis, plus a three-night stay at The Guest House and Elvis Entourage VIP tour, courtesy of Graceland, a custom-wrapped Gibson Epiphone guitar and more.
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – it could be a next-door neighbor, your best friend or a family member. Help make sure hospitals are ready for anything and mark your calendar to help patients in need, by donating blood. 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.