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April 11, 2014
  COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 10, 2014) — Thousands of patients in the local area and beyond may benefit from the generosity of blood donors at this week’s University of Missouri Spring Blood Drive after the drive collected 1,798 pints of blood in three days. Because each donation could...
April 9, 2014
Swartley was a lifelong blood donor   OLATHE, Kan. (April 9, 2014) – Kenneth Swartley was an avid blood donor who instilled in his children the importance of giving blood. With that spirit in mind, Kenneth’s daughter Kathy Swartley, the Olathe Public Library and the American Red...
April 7, 2014
Riley continues fight with colon cancer   O’FALLON, Ill. (April 7, 2014) – What started as pain thought to be due to acid reflux turned into a difficult diagnosis for local woman Tori Riley. In 2012, at 24 years old, Riley was diagnosed with colon cancer. As she continues to battle...
March 25, 2014
Students ‘bleed black and gold’ for patients in need   COLUMBIA, Mo. (March 25, 2014) – The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for their 25th annual Spring Blood Drive, helping to save lives through blood donations.   The University of...
March 24, 2014
Blood drive at Antonia Elementary will honor two children battling cancer   IMPERIAL, Mo. (March 24, 2014) – Two young students at Antonia Elementary School are fighting cancer, but classmates and teachers are helping make sure they, and patients like them, are not going at it alone....
March 21, 2014
Schmittgens died in 2013 after 10 year cancer battle