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January 28, 2013
Kile Britton has rare immunodeficiency disorder   WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (Jan. 28, 2012) –  The efforts of thousands of blood donors have helped keep 9-year-old Kile Britton alive, and his family invites more donors to a blood drive to help Kile and others who need blood products. The...
January 15, 2013
Tyler Harris battling leukemia   FARMINGTON, Mo. (Jan. 15, 2013) –  Tyler Harris is only 12 years old, but already has spent more time in the hospital than most people would care to spend in their entire life. Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia about five years ago, and was recently...
January 15, 2013
to respond to patient emergencies    (Jan. 15, 2013) — Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Through the dedication of blood donors,...
January 7, 2013
  ST. LOUIS (Jan. 7, 2013) To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, several colleges and universities in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas are hosting American Red Cross We Challenge “U” Blood Drives between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2013. All presenting donors will...
January 2, 2013
  (Jan. 2, 2013) — With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood...
December 27, 2012
Galen Huelsmann diagnosed with leukemia in July 2012   AVISTON, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2012) –  Friends and family of Galen Huelsmann invite the Aviston community to attend a January 2013 American Red Cross blood drive honoring the 16-year-old as he continues his fight with acute...
December 26, 2012
Molly Bowden killed in 2005   COLUMBIA, Mo. (Dec. 26, 2012) –  Police officer Molly Bowden died in February 2005 after being shot during a routine traffic stop in January. As family and friends remember the woman she was, they invite the community to help save the lives of others by...
December 21, 2012
Donate blood at seven locations Jan. 10-12 in Missouri, Illinois   CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Dec. 24, 2012) --Roll up your sleeves with your source for Heartland news, KFVS12, and join the American Red Cross to help save lives during the KFVS12 Heartland Winter Blood Drive. Everyone who attempts...
December 18, 2012
McElhaney died in 2005   CALLAO, Mo. (Dec. 18, 2012) – A man who regularly donated blood and inspired his daughters to do the same will be remembered with a blood drive in his name on Dec. 27. The American Red Cross, friends and family of David McElhaney and the Callao Shamrocks 4-H Club...
December 17, 2012
  January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood donors across the country for helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need.