The American Red Cross is again reminding eligible donors that the need for donations during the holiday season is rising and there are opportunities to donate with the Red Cross. The South Central Chapter of the Red Cross serves 31 counties and over 1 million people, donation locations are available at 769 South Durkin Drive in Springfield and 2674 North Main Street in Decatur.
Zach Elmore with the American Red Cross says Type O Positive is the most versatile of the donated blood.
The Red Cross is making blood donations a holiday tradition this season, celebrating two decades since the release of the movie “Elf.” Donors will have an opportunity to take home a pair of Elf and Red Cross-themed socks.
But the Red Cross is not stopping there. For the month of December, those who give blood from December 18th to January 5th will receive a Red Cross long-sleeve T-shirt.
Information about the American Red Cross or donation locations can be found at www.redcross.org/local/illinois/about-us/locations/south-central-illinois.html.