Dozens turn out to give the gift of life

By WEEK Producer

August 30, 2013 Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- We want to thank everyone who came to our East Peoria studios on Thursday to give the gift of life.

More than three dozen people donated during our annual summer blood drive, in partnership with the American Red Cross. 

According to the Red Cross, one blood donation can save up to three lives.

Blood Donations are accepted seven days a week at the Peoria Blood Donation center on Gwynn Avenue.

You can also find a blood drive near you by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or visiting

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