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June 27, 2014
Garrett Briggs died of liver cancer in 2007   TROY, Mo. (June 27, 2014) — The family of infant Garrett Briggs hopes the story of the child’s brief life and his fight with liver cancer will help raise awareness about the constant need for blood donations for all patients. Garrett...
June 12, 2014
Blood donors needed during difficult summer months   OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (June 12, 2014) — When the summer season arrives, blood donations often decline as schools are out of session and families pack their schedules full of fun activities. But cancer patients, trauma victims, surgery...
June 5, 2014
WSIL-TV Summer Blood Drive is scheduled for June 20-21 in southern Illinois   CARTERVILLE, Ill. (June 5, 2014) — Step up to the plate and donate blood with WSIL-TV and the American Red Cross at the WSIL-TV Summer Blood Drive June 20-21 at four locations in southern Illinois.  ...
June 4, 2014
Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest & Red Cross team up for annual blood drive June 18, 19  
June 4, 2014
Presenting blood donors will receive specially designed Cardinals T-shirts  
May 27, 2014
Employees of local businesses encouraged to help save lives  
May 23, 2014
Julia Stone, Jason Grevenberg & Zac Gossage all battling cancer   ST. CLAIR, Mo. (May 23, 2014) — The families of three area children battling different forms of cancer will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive June 6 to help patients in need. Donors are...
May 20, 2014
Elsberry native is battling cancer ELSBERRY, Mo. (May 20, 2014) — As a physical therapist, Lindsay Whyte helps people get back to their daily lives. Now, Whyte is looking for help of her own, and local residents can roll up a sleeve to help her and other patients in need by giving blood in...
May 20, 2014
Red Cross cooling towels offered to presenting donors Memorial Day weekend   (May 20, 2014) — The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve....
May 15, 2014
  POTOSI, Mo. (May 15, 2014) — By all appearances, 12-year-old Kyle Hughes is an average child. He enjoys playing video games and sports, being outside and participating in any number of activities a child his age would enjoy. However, because of his juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, those...