Blood donations in demand during holiday season

CHICAGO – The American Red Cross has announced that due to the ongoing pandemic, blood, platelet and plasma donors are as essential as ever. They also supply about 40% of the nation’s blood. A number of upcoming opportunities to donate will be coming up this week, including in Ottawa on Tuesday at Carpenter’s Local 174 from 12 PM – 5 PM and at the Red Cross Blood Donation Center from 12 PM – 5:30 PM in Peru.

12/1/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Carpenter’s Local 174, 1001 Boyce Memorial Drive Ottawa
12/1/2020: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 4th Street Peru
12/2/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church Hall, 231 W. Atkinson Sheffield
12/3/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 255 E. Bluff Marseilles
12/3/2020: 1:45 p.m. – 6 p.m., K of C, 806 Oakley Street Streator
12/4/2020: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1401 State Street Ottawa