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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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The American Red Cross and Classic Hits 98.9 KKPR invite you to Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve and give blood on Aug. 6 in Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney and Holdrege.
 

News

June 9, 2014
TABOR, Iowa. — The June 30 American Red Cross blood drive in Tabor, Iowa, is an opportunity for the community to show its support for 15-year-old Gracie Umphreys and help save the lives of others in need of blood transfusions.   Gracie, the daughter of Rod and Makayla Umphreys of Thurman...
June 9, 2014
FREMONT, Neb. — On June 28, the Fremont community is invited to celebrate the life of 5-year-old Drake Hegy and give the gift of life. Three years ago, Drake required blood products while he battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and his family is giving back by hosting an American Red Cross...
 

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