Upcoming blood donation opportunities for February

By WEEK Producer

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for February

January 16, 2013 Updated Jan 16, 2013 at 11:09 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The last thing David Zien thought when he got on his motorcycle was that the ride could have been his last.

Zien says he was on his way home when the SUV in front of him lost control during a lane change, which caused him to lose control of his motorcycle.  That accident sent him sprawling nearly 350 feet.

The American Red Cross says Zien was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital where he received 32 pints of blood.  They say today, Zien attributes his survival to the generosity of blood donors.

You can participate in saving the lives of others by taking part in a local blood donation opportunity.
 
For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
 
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
 
Fulton County
Feb. 11 from 2:45-6:45 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 156 E. Vernon in Farmington, Ill.
 
Peoria County
Feb. 1 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. 1 from 12-4:30 p.m. at Methodist College, 415 St. Mark Court in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 5 from 7-11 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, 530 NE Glen Oak in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, 530 NE Glen Oak in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 5 from 2:30-8:30 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, 530 NE Glen Oak in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 6 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. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1 Illini Drive in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 7 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, 221 NE Glen Oak in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 7 from 12-4 p.m. at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, 221 NE Glen Oak in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 8 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. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peoria Family House, 1339 E. Nebraska Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 9 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 13 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. 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
Feb. 15 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peoria Blood Donation Center, 405 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. in Peoria, Ill.
 
Tazewell County
Feb. 1 from 6:30-10:30 a.m. at Pekin Hospital, Court and 14th streets in Pekin, Ill.
Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rivers Edge United Methodist Church, 500 N. Chicago St. in Spring Bay, Ill.
Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miller Senior Citizen Center, 551 S. 14th St. in Pekin, Ill.
Feb. 4 from 1-7 p.m. at American Legion, 118 E. Third St. in Delavan, Ill.
Feb. 6 from 2-6 p.m. at Georgetowne Middle School, 51 Yates Road in Marquette Heights, Ill.
Feb. 11 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor in Washington, Ill.
Feb. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Papa Murphy’s Pizza, 604 S. Main in Morton, Ill.
Feb. 12 from 1:30-6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament School, 233 E. Greenwood in Morton, Ill.
Feb. 13 from 1-5 p.m. at East Peoria Municipal Building, 100 S. Main St. in East Peoria, Ill.
 
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

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