Blood donations in demand at start of new year

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 Streator on Thursday at the Knights of Columbus from 1 PM – 6 PM and in Ottawa at the First Baptist Church from 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

1/6/2021: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 4th Street Peru
1/7/2021: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., K of C, 806 Oakley Street Streator
1/7/2021: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1401 State Street Ottawa