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Serving Nebraska, Western Iowa and parts of Colorado and Kansas

Serving Nebraska, Western Iowa and parts of Colorado and Kansas
 

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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

Donors can now complete a portion of their health history online with RapidPass!
Cedar Fair is giving donors a special discounted ticket offer and a chance to win four tickets to the Cedar Fair theme park of their choice!
 

News

February 4, 2016
PAPILLION, Neb. – The third annual Hope shoe and blood drive, created to honor the memory of 29-year-old Meighan Johansen, is expected to draw as many as100 blood donors and bring in thousands of pairs of shoes. The event is Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Papillion Junior...
February 2, 2016
LINCOLN, Neb.  – A Lincoln man who depended on blood donations during his battle with cancer will be remembered during the third annual Savior Neighbor Blood Drive held Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Racquet Club, 5300 Old Cheney Road.  
 

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