Red Cross teams with NFL to urge blood donation during National Blood Donor Month

OTTAWA – The American Red Cross has partnered with the NFL during National Blood Donor Month to not only help save lives, but give those donors a chance to win tickets to next year’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles. They are also asking those that have recovered from COVID-19 to donate to tackle a convalescent plasma shortage. Upcoming blood donation events will take place Tuesday in Mendota at the Moose Lodge from 10:45 AM – 5 PM and Thursday in Earlville at the Lutheran Church from 1 PM – 6 PM. Appointments are recommended by visiting or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

1/12/2021: 10:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 211 E 12th Street Mendota
1/14/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lutheran Church, 407 East Street Earlville
1/19/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., St Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. First Spring Valley
1/20/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 4th Street Peru
1/21/2021: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church Street Princeton
1/21/2021: 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Streator Incubator, 401 W. Bridge St. Streator
1/28/2021: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 255 E. Bluff Marseilles