If you are struggling to find a gift idea this holiday season, the American Red Cross has an idea for you and best of all its free.
An estimated 85 donors came out to the Avanti's Dome in Pekin Saturday as part of the Pekin Holiday Blood Drive.
The Red Cross says donating just one pint of blood can save up to three lives.
The director of blood collecting at the American Red Cross believes this is the perfect holiday gift.
"Everyone is looking for the perfect gift and this is it, there are people at Christmas time that are going to need blood, and people are busy around the holidays and don't take the time to go out and donate blood," said Lisa Mott.
If you were unable to make it to this event, you can donate the gift of life at the PAR-A-DICE- Hotel on Wednesday Dec. 22 from 7am to 7pm.
Or, you can come to our Studio on Dec. 29 from 11:30 a.m. To 5:30 p.m..