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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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September 15, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. — Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Nebraska are celebrating a “heroic homecoming” this September by rolling up their sleeves to be everyday heroes for those in need here in Lincoln, across the state of Nebraska and potentially across the country....
September 15, 2015
McCOOK, Neb. — The American Red Cross and the community of McCook are teaming up to honor the memory of a longtime blood donor and recipient. The life and contributions of Robert Cappel will be celebrated with two blood drives Oct. 27 and 28.  

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