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Red Cross in need of blood donations, here's your chance!

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Winter is usually a slow time for blood donors because of the holidays, not to mention cold and flu season. But, recent severe weather and the bitter cold snap have forced at least 200 blood drives to cancel nationwide so far this year. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, as well as those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease can all rely on donated blood.

If you'd like to help out the Red Cross is listing two opportunities this Friday, January 12th, in Peoria:

Peoria Blood Donation Center

405 John Gwynn Jr Avenue, Peoria, 61605

6:30AM-1:30 PM for platelets

8AM - 2PM for blood

Illinois CancerCare

8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, 61615

9AM - 2PM (blood donations only)

For more informationhttp://www.redcross.org/

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