American Red Cross
4/11/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Annawan Community Center, 314 N. State St
3/28/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., St John's Vianney Church, 313 S West Street
3/26/2019: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Reformed Church, 747 N 12th Street
4/6/2019: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Prince of Peace Catholic School, 312 South 4th Street
4/9/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Community Reformed Church, 747 N 12th Street
3/25/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sauk Valley Community College Student Government, 173 IL Route 2
4/5/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Dixon Hope Bible Fellowship, 732 Brinton Avenue
4/9/2019: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 506 West Third
3/27/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knox Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd.
4/10/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knox Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Rd.
4/4/2019: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 2030 Plank Road
4/10/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St.
4/10/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., American Legion, 1110 N. 11th St
4/8/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3, 79 Grove St
4/3/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Rock Falls Community Building, 601 W. 10th Street
3/26/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sterling Bethel Reformed Church, 230 E. 23rd Street
4/4/2019: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road
4/4/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road
4/10/2019: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sterling High School, 1608 4th Ave.
4/5/2019: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Woodhull Alwood High School, 301 East 5th
Please refer to schedule for addresses of locations. Thank you!
American Red Cross urges donors to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.
By giving blood, donors may be helping someone like 5-year-old Emery Twehues, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia last spring. During her intense cancer treatments, Emery has needed both blood and platelets. Cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, and certain types of chemotherapy drugs and radiation can damage the bone marrow, where red blood cells and platelets are produced.
In order to meet the needs of patients like Emery, the Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood and more than 2,500 platelet donations every day.
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.