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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...
October 9, 2012
Moberly man was longtime blood donor   MOBERLY, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2012) — Kay Cleavinger took great pride in being an American Red Cross blood donor. Now, his family members are joining the Red Cross in hosting a blood drive in his memory.   Cleavinger’s family and the Red...
October 9, 2012
Freddie Cislaghi Suffers from Blood Disorder   HERRIN, Ill. (Oct. 5, 2012) — For avid hunter Freddie Cislaghi, being outdoors is something that just feels right.  But a blood disorder diagnosed nearly two years ago has kept him indoors.  During the past eight months of...