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Central Plains Blood Services Region

May 2, 2012
Three years ago a young man from Kansas was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor and was not expected to live. Thanks to his doctors and multiple transfusions of blood, platelets and plasma, Doug Frye plans on graduating from college in the spring of 2013.
May 2, 2012
Vampire Barnabas Collins may be condemned to the shadows for eternity, but the American Red Cross and the gothic comedy film “Dark Shadows” are teaming up to bring to light the constant need for blood. Before “Dark Shadows” hits theaters on May 11, blood donors are invited...
April 26, 2012
April 26, will be a very special day for Harold Facklam, 82, long-time Junction City resident. It marks the 240th time he will give blood at an American Red Cross blood drive. Like Facklam has done many times before, he will go to the Junction City Community Drive, check in and go through health...
April 18, 2012
The American Red Cross is pleased to announce a promotional partnership with, the leading provider of restaurant savings nationwide. National Dine Out Week, founded to celebrate dining out, dining local will also help to save lives.
March 17, 2012
The American Red Cross will host a special blood drive at the Hays Blood Donor Center from Tuesday, March 27 through Friday, March 30, in memory of Jordan LaFond. The family hopes to raise awareness about the need for blood and bring attention to a birth defect known as Congenital Diaphragmatic...
March 16, 2012
The American Red Cross is launching a new blood drive management system on March 19.  The new system is replacing the current eDonor scheduling system.  This is a major milestone in the organization’s effort to improve donor loyalty and retention through the Customer Relationship...
February 16, 2012
Last month at the age of 65, Verl Diskin died suddenly. St. Paul lost a valuable member of the community, and the American Red Cross lost a dedicated blood drive coordinator and longtime blood donor. In fact, last summer Verl Diskin received his 13 gallon pin, and in December 2011, donated his...
January 18, 2012
Last month at the age of 84, Gene McAdoo passed away. Ottawa lost a valuable member of the community, and the American Red Cross lost a dedicated blood donor. In fact, McAdoo tried to put off going to the doctor because he wanted to make his 200th donation.
November 14, 2011
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November 8, 2011
It is time for the American Red Cross’ 17th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. This means, local law enforcement will “battle” with local firefighters to see who can give the most blood. Firefighters and law enforcement officers give time to the community; they give a sense...