The American Red Cross is asking for your help to give hope to patients in need. Their new summer campaign “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope” is sponsored by Suburban Propane.

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer for the Red Cross and also the start of decline in blood and platelet donations. American Red Cross Communications Manager Dan Fox tells The Big Z he wants Illinoisans to keep them in mind over the next few months.

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The campaign runs through Labor Day weekend. The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors for the 15,000 blood donations needed every day at around 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide.


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