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Donor Stories

I began donating whole blood when I was a high school student in the late 1970's. I lost my father to cancer at the age of three. I didn't know that it was cancer until I was much older, but that has always been my motivation for giving. I have always felt a strong desire to give of myself for others, especially when I have been blessed with such good health.   I am always urging others to give blood if they are able. Two of my three children are now blood donors as well! My youngest being 16-years-old, was just able to give for the first time last fall at his high school with the new lower age limit. I am going to encourage him to give again this month at their spring blood drive.   I am also on the National Bone Marrow registry and pray that some day I will be able to save another life through a gift of marrow as well! Some people think lifetime donors like me may be a little crazy, but it is so comforting to know that a little of my time can give someone a LOT of time.....their LIFE!
—Kim Pierce
 

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What's Happening

Get a Baker's Supermarket gift card toward the purchase of a pie when you come to blood drives at select Omaha and Bellevue Baker's stores on May 24 and 25.
#ChooseYourDay to give blood or platelets May 23-25 for a limited-edition RuMe tote bag.
Douglas and Sarpy County first responders face off to recruit blood donors May 2-8
Join Superhits 99.9 KGOR and WOWT NBC Omaha to help save lives June 5
Students ages 16-24 can participate in the Leaders Save Lives program to earn gift cards and scholarships!
 

News

April 23, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – NTV is teaming up with the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood during the 12th annual NTV Blood Drive scheduled for Monday, May 4.
April 10, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  – The American Red Cross and the American Legion Auxiliary are teaming up to help honor longtime auxiliary member and Red Cross volunteer, Patsy Martin, who died in Aug. 2013 after battling ALS. A special blood drive will be held in Martin’s name on Monday, April 13 in...
 

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