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February 19, 2013
Family and friends continue to give in his honor   JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. (Feb. 19, 2013) –  For the seventh consecutive year, friends and family of Michael Dean are partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in Dean’s memory. Dean was 25 when he died from...
February 18, 2013
  (Feb. 18, 2013) — Blood donors are everyday heroes who help save lives. During March, Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks. March was first proclaimed Red Cross Month in 1943 by...
February 11, 2013
Program recognizes hospitals for blood collection efforts  
February 4, 2013
   (Feb. 4, 2013) — February is Black History Month, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, a black surgeon and blood specialist who became the first medical director of an American Red Cross blood bank in 1941, the Red Cross reminds all eligible donors how important it is that...
January 31, 2013
Roger Yaeger donated 160th pint in December   PITTSFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2013) –  Roger Yaeger says donating blood has always come easily. The 69-year-old Pittsfield, Ill. man has been giving blood since his teenage years. On Dec. 28, 2012, Yaeger’s donation at his hometown...
January 28, 2013
Benjamin Schrieber died of anemia   KIRKWOOD, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2012) – The Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities are invited to honor the memory of little Benjamin “Pounder” Schrieber by giving blood at the Benjamin Schrieber Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 10. Benjamin was 18...
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...