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Convalescent plasma therapy is showing some early signs of success as a COVID-19 treatment.

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The Red Cross says blood donations are badly needed as COVID-19 forces the cancellation of blood drives across the country.

National Weather Service

American Red Cross volunteers are headed to Florida to help out with the Hurricane Dorian response. 

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PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. - Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex.

The governor of Illinois has activated the State Emergency Operations Center as flooding affects parts of the state after heavy weekend rains.  Gov. Bruce Rauner says rivers are swelling with water in some Illinois communities, causing flooding. Activating the operations center means that state agencies will be ready to quickly respond.

The American Red Cross says an internal restructuring will not impact services in west central Illinois or northeast Missouri. The changes took effect Monday morning.

The American Red Cross and the Illinois Department of Transportation want to make it easier to identify a designated driver this Labor Day weekend. 

Red Cross hoping to avoid summer blood shortage

Jul 10, 2014

The American Red Cross in Peoria is hoping to prevent the summer shortage of blood that typically comes as area residents go on vacation. The local chapter is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation centers and blood drives.

Additional Disaster Relief for Tornado Victims

Apr 24, 2014

Individuals affected by November’s tornado will be getting extra help in the recovery process. The American Red Cross is partnering with AmeriCares and Lutheran Disaster Response to provide disaster case management. The expanded services will benefit families in Champaign, Massac and Tazewell counties, the areas hardest hit by the tornado.

Red Cross in urgent need of blood

Jul 9, 2013

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood. The Peoria area organization is asking for platelet and blood donors of all types.