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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

Come out to give Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 for an American Red Cross holiday long-sleeve T-shirt, while supplies last!
Give with meaning Dec. 26 in Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney
Give with meaning Dec. 22 in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln
Give with meaning Dec. 30 in Beatrice
 

News

December 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Kenzie McCoy of Lincoln celebrated her fourth birthday this week. Like so many girls her age, Kenzie is energetic, she is a proud big sister and loves everything about the movie Frozen, but unlike most of her friends, Kenzie is facing the fight of her life.  
December 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Christmas day two years ago was supposed to be spent celebrating inside their new home in Omaha, but it didn’t turn out that way for the Hacker family. On Dec. 12, 2012, 10-year-old Lauren “Lolo” Hacker was diagnosed with leukemia, marking the start of a nearly...
 

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