American Red Cross hosting blood drives across central Illinois in March

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS - The American Red Cross is encouraging citizens to donate blood at one of several blood drives being held in Central Illinois during the month of March.

Red Cross officials say donors of all blood types are needed to help treat accident and burn victims, patients undergoing organ transplants or cancer treatments, and others who rely on blood products.

In order to donate, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health.  In order to schedule an appointment to donate, you can call (800) 733-2767 or visit the Red Cross' blood donation web site.

We've included a list of donation opportunities being offered below:

Logan County:

Lincoln:
3/16/2016: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Lincoln Sports Complex, 1400 Primm Road

Hartsburg:
3/30/2016: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Hartsburg Emden Jr. & Sr. High School, 400 West Front Street


Macon County

Decatur:
3/17/2016: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Decatur Blood Donation Center, 2674 N. Main Street
3/19/2016: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Macon County Farm Bureau, 1150 West Pershing
3/19/2016: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Lampstand Presbyterian Church, 655 S Airport Road
3/22/2016: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Decatur Blood Donation Center, 2674 N. Main Street
3/24/2016: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Decatur Blood Donation Center, 2674 N. Main Street
3/29/2016: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Decatur Blood Donation Center, 2674 N. Main Street
3/31/2016: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Decatur Blood Donation Center, 2674 N. Main Street

Forsyth:
3/26/2016: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Hickory Point Mall, Route 51 North, 1146 Hickory Point Mall

Mount Zion:
3/28/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Lion's Club, 1595 West Main Street


Piatt County:

Monticello:
3/18/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monticello High School, 1 Sage Drive


DuPage County:

Lisle:
3/29/2016: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Benedictine University Krasa Center, 5700 College Road
3/30/2016: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Benedictine University Krasa Center, 5700 College Road

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