Local Red Cross blood donation opportunities

By WEEK Producer

Local Red Cross blood donation opportunities

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.  According to the American Red Cross, only 8 percent of those eligible to give actually donate.

That's why the organization needs you.

Consider giving the gift of life at one of the following donation events:  

Peoria County
Feb. 16 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Philomena School, 3216 N. Emery Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 19 from 12-6 p.m. at Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 19 from 1-6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 St. Mary’s St. in Princeville, Ill.
Feb. 20 from 12-6 p.m. at Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 20 from 2:30-6 p.m. at Samaritan Ministries, 6000 N. Forest Park Drive in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 22 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Peoria Heights High School, 508 E. Glen in Peoria Heights, Ill.
Feb. 23 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Proctor Recreation Center, 309 S. DuSable in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 26 from 12-6 p.m. at Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 27 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive in East Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive in East Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Arbor Hall, 5407 N. University St. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Tazewell County
Feb. 22 from 12-6 p.m. at Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 2201 E. Washington St. in East Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 23 from 7-11 a.m. at Pekin Moose Lodge, 2605 Broadway in Pekin, Ill.
 
Woodford County
Feb. 18 from 12-6 p.m. at American Legion, Front Street in Benson, Ill.
Feb. 18 from 12-6 p.m. at Maple Lawn Homes, 700 N. Main in Eureka, Ill.
 
To donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. Remember, a blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of ID are required at check-in.

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