American Red Cross Blood Drive January 15

American Red Cross Blood Drive January 15

"The Red Cross is doing everything we can to ensure blood products are available for hospital patients during these hard winter months, but we need help from our regular donors - as well as those who are willing to donate for the first time - to give as soon as possible". Bonfils Blood Center provides a by-the-numbers look at how giving blood can make a big difference.

Serving local hospitals is the first priority, but the Red Cross can move blood products to where they're needed most. She received 14 units of blood and seven units of plasma before she and her newborn son, Rusher, were flown to a nearby hospital. There are a number of death cases because of the shortage of blood donors.

If you are eligible to donate blood, the Red Cross asks that you schedule a blood or platelet donation today by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

To download, text BLOODAPP to 90999 or search "Red Cross Blood" in your app store. We need your donation and time! Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all require blood to save their lives.

Bratton also tells that it is a positive step to become a blood donor which one should take to help out those who needs blood. You can even schedule your next donation with the click of a button. To make an appointment or for more information, call Lori at (815) 866-3582.

Edgerton: 1 to 7 p.m. January 24, First Presbyterian Church, 501 Seventh Ave. W.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St., Peru from noon-5:30 p.m.

Wilmont: 2 to 7 p.m. January 23, Wilmont Community Center, 310 Fourth Ave.