Appreciation Award

Sylvia Eichelkraut (left), the blood drive coordinator at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, accepts a certificate of appreciation award from Shelly Heiden, the CEO of the Heart of America Region for the American Red Cross.

Eichelkraut devotes many volunteer hours to hosting American Red Cross blood drives at the hospital.

Her next collection date is scheduled to be held from 7:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Advance appointments may be made by calling Eichelkraut at (815) 433-5260.