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May 3, 2013
Brothers died from immune deficiency   BRIDGETON, Mo. (May 3, 2013) –Justin and Kristin Akin, a couple from the Saint Louis area, lost their two sons, Matthew and Andrew less than one year apart, due in part to an immune deficiency commonly known as HLH. Instead of letting the loss of...
May 3, 2013
Casey, Noah Saffelder killed in separate crashes   MARION, Ill. (May 3, 2013) – The emotions of losing a loved one in a car crash is hard for many to fathom. To lose two may be unthinkable. But for Neil Saffelder and Audrey West, parents of Casey and Noah Saffelder, the emotions are,...
May 3, 2013
Seth Lange is battling leukemia   NASHVILLE, Ill. (May 3, 2013) –Even while he fights his own battle with leukemia, 16-year-old Seth Lange wants to help others in similar situations. Seth and his family are joining the American Red Cross and Leaps of Love in inviting eligible blood...
May 2, 2013
Tim Hill died in 1995 car crash   ST. CHARLES, Mo. (May 3, 2013) – Local blood donors can help others and remember a man who devoted his life to assisting those in need during the annual Tim Hill Memorial Blood Drive on May 14. A car crash in March 1995 took the life of 28-year-old Hill...
May 2, 2013
Greunke donated more than 20 gallons of blood   OWENSVILLE, Mo. (May 2, 2013) – Elmer Greunke dedicated his life to helping others. An employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation for 41 years, chairman of his church and a frequent blood donor, Greunke was always willing to lend...
April 25, 2013
Shane Toenjes died in 2011   MILLSTADT, Ill. (April 25, 2013) – A local man who volunteered at blood drives in the Millstadt, Ill. area will be remembered during an American Red Cross blood drive in his name on May 9. Prior to his death in May 2011, Shane Toenjes was an advocate for...
April 19, 2013
Pheonix Spangler battling rare form of cancer   HILLSBORO, Mo. (April 19, 2013) – For many junior high school students, their biggest battles are with homework or household chores. For local 12-year-old Pheonix Spangler, her fight is with a form of cancer not typically found in children...
April 18, 2013
Mary Grove died from heart, lung complications   OLATHE, Ks. (April 18, 2013) –Mary Grove, an 18-year-old senior at the Kansas State School for the Deaf, died earlier this year from heart and lung complications. In memory of the blood donation advocate who helped coordinate blood drives...
April 12, 2013
1,700 pints collected in three days   COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 11, 2013) – The University of Missouri and American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive ended Thursday and it closed on a high note; Thursday saw 556 pints of blood collected, bringing the three-day total to 1,700 pints. The Red Cross...
April 4, 2013
 Kaitlyn Holste fighting T-cell lymphoma   EFFINGHAM, Ill. (April 4, 2013) – She rides horses. She does dance and gymnastics. She enjoys cheerleading and is a straight-A student. To look at her, you may not realize that 10 year- old Kaitlyn Holste suffers from cancer. But she does,...