This July, the American Red Cross and Wonder Woman 1984 are teaming up to help patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions.

The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply challenges. Additionally, despite states lifting stay-at-home orders and reopening, many blood drives at businesses and community organizations continue to be cancelled as these locations remain closed or restrict the number of individuals at any location.

As part of the partnership, the Red Cross is organizing a replica giveaway from the new Warner Bros. Pictures film Wonder Woman 1984, due to hit theaters nationwide on Oct. 2, to thank those who roll up a sleeve and help patients battling illness and injury. Those who present to donate July 1 through July 31 will automatically be entered for a chance to win an authentic Wonder Woman 1984 movie prop replica package, which includes the Golden Lasso and a pair of Gauntlets, identical to Wonder Woman's from the film.

Make an appointment to give by using the Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Bureau County


Thursday, July 23: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church Street


Monday, July 6: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church Hall, 231 W. Atkinson

Spring Valley

Tuesday, July 21: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., St Margaret's Hospital, 600 E. First

La Salle County

Grand Ridge

Saturday, Aug. 1: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Farm Ridge Township Building, 228 W. Penn


Tuesday, July 28: 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 211 E 12th Street


Tuesday, July 14: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ottawa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1377 Adams St.

Thursday, July 30: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., VFW, 1501 La Salle Street


Tuesday, July 7: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 4th Street

Tuesday, July 21: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 4th Street


Wednesday, July 8: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 2001 E. Main Street

Thursday, July 16: 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe

LaSalle County