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Central Plains Blood Services Region

August 4, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
July 21, 2015
Kansas pork farmers are hoping to make an even bigger impact on communities around the state this year though a partnership supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives that has already collected enough blood to help more than 11,000 patients since 2012.
July 17, 2015
Local fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel across Kansas are teaming up with the American Red Cross for annual Battle of the Badges blood drives to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their communities to donate blood. Battle of the Badges is a friendly...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or after Independence Day, an...
June 22, 2015
Tripp Stratton was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system in 2010. Now 7 years old, Tripp has undergone three major surgeries, 20 rounds of chemotherapy, more than 20 rounds of radiation and multiple clinical trials that have helped him survive three relapses.
June 19, 2015
 It’s time to party with purpose as the American Red Cross, Eagle communications, Rocking M Radio and Salina Media Group announce the 20th annual Pump Up the Volume Blood Drive to be held at Sunrise Presbyterian Church from June 29 – July 1.
May 22, 2015
 Annie Rinae Myers loved butterflies and would spend hours in the Botanica Gardens’ Buttlerfly House. Now, three years after her death at 5 years old from hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis (HLH), Annie’s, family is returning to her beloved place to remember their daughter, raise...
May 18, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
April 1, 2015
The American Red Cross is calling all Kansas State University Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and help save a life during the annual spring blood drive scheduled for March 31 – April 3. Blood collected at this drive could help those like Haevyn Stoddard, 2-year-old daughter of Kansas State...
April 1, 2015
During National Volunteer month in April, the Ottawa community is invited to give blood in remembrance of longtime donor, Harry Wasko. Before his death in January 2015, Wasko had donated 106 pints of lifesaving blood. Giving blood was a tradition Wasko shared with his wife, Ruth Ann, who has given...