Peoria Public Radio News
2:39 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Red Cross in urgent need of blood

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood. The Peoria area organization is asking for platelet and blood donors of all types.


Blood donations to the Red Cross in June were down 10 percent nationwide. July blood drive numbers are also down.


The summer months are often challenging for Red Cross blood donations. Summer schedules, vacations and holidays like the Fourth of July change the schedule of many regular donors.


People with O-negative, B-negative and A-negative blood types are especially encouraged to donate. The Red Cross is hosting blood drives for the rest of the month in Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Woodford, Marshall, and Putnam counties.

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities


Marshall County


July 17 from 12-6 p.m. at Marshall-Putnam Fairgrounds, 915 University Ave. in Henry, Ill.


McLean County

July 11 from 2-7 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 313 N. East St. in Bloomington, Ill.


July 13 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at American Red Cross, 1 Westport Court in Bloomington, Ill.


July 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1617 E. Emerson in Bloomington, Ill.


July 15 from 1-6 p.m. at La Gondola Spaghetti House, 1501 E. Vernon Ave. in Bloomington, Ill.


July 15 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1 Westport Court in Bloomington, Ill.


July 18 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Chestnut in Le Roy, Ill.


July 19 from 2-6 p.m. at Carl’s Ice Cream, 1700 W. College Ave. in Normal, Ill.


July 19 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1002 E. College Ave. in Normal, Ill.


July 20 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at American Red Cross, 1 Westport Court in Bloomington, Ill.


July 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 107 W. North St. in Colfax, Ill.


July 22 from 2-6 p.m. at Vale Community Church, 1304 Morrissey Drive in Bloomington, Ill.


July 22 from 2-6 p.m. at YouthBuild McLean County, 360 Wylie Drive in Normal, Ill.


July 22 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at American Red Cross, 1 Westport Court in Bloomington, Ill.


July 23 from 12-6 p.m. at Gridley Community Center, 102 W. Third St. in Gridley, Ill.


Peoria County


July 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 10 from 1-6 p.m. at Shore Acres Clubhouse, 100 Park Blvd. in Chillicothe, Ill.


July 10 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 11 from 7-11:30 a.m. at Proctor Professional Building, 5409 N. Knoxville in Peoria, Ill.


July 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Proctor Professional Building, 5409 N. Knoxville in Peoria, Ill.


July 12 from 2-5 p.m. at Alpha Park Library, 3527 S. Airport Road in Peoria, Ill.


July 12 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 13 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 13 from 8-11 a.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 10720 N. Knoxville in Peoria, Ill.


July 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 16 from 1-6 p.m. at BYE Ambulance, 108 E. Hawthorne in Elmwood, Ill.


July 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 17 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 20 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Northwoods Mall, 2200 W. War Memorial Drive in Peoria, Ill.


July 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


July 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Red Cross, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.


Putnam County


July 15 from 12-6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 106 W. Prairie St. in Magnolia, Ill.


Tazewell County


July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at AMVETS 169, 660 Radio City Drive in North Pekin, Ill.


July 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Papa Murphy’s Pizza, 604 S. Main in Morton, Ill.


July 15 from 1-6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 616 W. David in Morton, Ill.


July 16 from 3-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 900 E. Jefferson St. in Morton, Ill.


July 18 from 12-6 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 101 N. Eighth St. in Pekin, Ill.


July 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Avanti’s Dome, 3401 Griffin Ave. in Pekin, Ill.


July 22 from 1-6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 101 S. Sampson in Tremont, Ill.


July 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UAW Local 974, 3025 Springfield Road in East Peoria, Ill.


Woodford County


July 10 from 12-6 p.m. at El Paso Community Building South Pointe Park, 521 S. Sycamore in El Paso, Ill.


July 13 from 8-11 a.m. at St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 424 Lourdes Church Road in Metamora, Ill.


July 16 from 2-7 p.m. at Rock Creek Bible Church, 307 E. Kauffman in Congerville, Ill.


Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org for more information.