Give the gift of life this holiday season

By WEEK Producer

Give the gift of life this holiday season

December 4, 2012 Updated Dec 4, 2012 at 11:43 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS --The holiday season is here, and with it comes the exchange of gifts amongst family and friends. But many hospital patients have a gift on their wish list this year that only generous hearts can give: a blood donation. 

As many as 44,000 blood donations are needed every day across the country to meet the needs of patients. Make an appointment to donate by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
 
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
 
Fulton County
Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 61 W. Elm St. in Canton, Ill.
 
Dec. 27 from 1-6 p.m. at Fulton County Farm Bureau, 15411-A N. State Highway 100 in Lewistown, Ill.
 
Peoria County
Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 19 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 21 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 22 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 26 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 27 from 1-6 p.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 1216 N. Sixth St. in Chillicothe, Ill.
 
Dec. 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Tazewell County
Dec. 17 from 3-7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 1211 S. Main in Morton, Ill.
 
Dec. 20 from 12-6 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 101 N. Eighth St. in Pekin, Ill.
 
Dec. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at WEEK TV, 2907 Springfield Road in East Peoria, Ill.
 
Dec. 29 from 7-11 a.m. at Pekin Moose Lodge, 2605 Broadway in Pekin, Ill.
 
Dec. 31 from 12-4 p.m. at Papa Murphy’s, 243 W. Camp St. in East Peoria, Ill.
 
Woodford County
Dec. 17 from 12-6 p.m. at American Legion, 265 E. Partridge in Metamora, Ill.
 
Dec. 17 from 1-6 p.m. at ADDWC, 200 Moody St. in Eureka, Ill.

For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.

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