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November 5, 2012
   (Nov. 5, 2012) — The holiday season is just around the corner, and the American Red Cross asks everyone to support its mission by giving something meaningful — hope for those in need. A blood donation is a gift that doesn’t cost a thing. Recently, Superstorm Sandy...
October 30, 2012
Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas    (Oct. 30, 2012) — Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 9,000 blood and platelet donations already...
October 29, 2012
Kurz Died Following 2010 Car Accident   KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2012) -- The family of a local woman who died following a car accident in 2010 is joining the American Red Cross in inviting the Kirksville community to honor her life by donating blood on Nov. 17, 2012.  
October 23, 2012
  American Red Cross blood drive in memory of local cancer patient   Wood River, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2012) —  Cancer patients often need blood transfusions during treatment, and Lonnie Banks (pictured below) was no exception.  During his battle with cancer, the 60-year-old...
October 22, 2012
Sisters killed in 2007 car accident   <COLLINSVILLE, Ill.  Oct. 22, 2012> -- A deadly car crash involving two teenage girls and an Illinois State Trooper that grabbed media headlines nearly five years ago is now the driving force behind an event that could help save more than 70...
October 19, 2012
Four day drive another success     COLUMBIA, Mo. — Blood supplies across the country remain low following the summer months, but the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region got a shot in the arm this week thanks to needles in the arms of thousands of University of...
October 18, 2012
Christopher Cooper Killed in 2007 Crash   INDEPENDENCE, Mo.  (Oct. 18, 2012) -- An Independence-area teenager who died after being struck by a car in 2007 is being honored by family, friends and the American Red Cross with a blood drive in his name.  
October 17, 2012
Drive scheduled Nov. 10   KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2012) – Ashley Mayer is hopeful the chemotherapy she has received for nearly three years to help treat her leukemia will come to an end later this year. Her family and friends are hopeful a blood drive in her honor next month will help...
October 17, 2012
    During November, a time to give thanks and celebrate Veterans Day, the American Red Cross invites eligible donors to give blood and honor those who have served the country in the U.S. armed forces.  
October 11, 2012
Matthew and Andrew Akin Memorial Blood Drive Oct. 25, 2012   BRIDGETON, Mo. (Oct. 11, 2012) —  St. Louis area couple Justin and Kristin Akin lost their two sons, Matthew and Andrew, less than one year apart, due in part to an immune deficiency known as Hemophagocytic...