Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

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January 29, 2014
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. — Some people simply find ways to make a difference in their communities. Charles Millner and his wife Naomi exemplify that quality of caring and giving back. The United Methodist Church of Willow Springs is partnering with the American Red Cross to help save lives in...
January 27, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cancer is an insidious foe, but when it strikes in childhood it can be even more difficult to comprehend. Maddie Grace Windle, just days away from her 11th birthday, is currently battling her third recurrence at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
January 13, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bass Pro Shops may have one of the most extensive selections of fishing rods and tackle in Central Arkansas, but they’re hoping it won’t be difficult to reel in donors during the American Red Cross blood drive on Jan. 17. Bass Pro Shops is aiming to help save...
January 9, 2014
Jonesboro, Ark. — A baseball player stepping up to the plate understands the significance of a grand slam. With bases loaded, the pressure to be the team’s hero rests on the batter’s shoulders.  American Red Cross platelet donor Shaun Brennan didn’t have to wield a bat...
January 8, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 315 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and...
January 3, 2014
JONESBORO, Ark. — A new year is underway and folks in Northeast Arkansas can give patients in need the opportunity to spend more time with loved ones. Often, we make New Year goals to give back to the community and be more involved. Region 8 viewers can fulfill that resolution by giving blood...
December 27, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — On Jan. 4, Brandon Riddle and his family will recognize the blood and organ donors who have helped save his life. The American Red Cross and Ozarks Area Racers are partnering for the third annual blood drive in his honor.
December 18, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —The American Red Cross typically sees a decline in donations during the winter holiday season. Individuals can help the Red Cross and hospital patients this month, while discovering the true meaning of the season, by giving a generous gift of a blood or platelet donation....
December 12, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The season of giving is in full swing, along with the colder weather that comes along with winter. On Dec. 24, the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are offering the community an opportunity to give and make a difference to someone in need, before folks celebrate the...
December 9, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Severe winter weather forced the cancellation of 32 Red Cross blood drives in Arkansas, southwest Missouri and the Memphis, Tenn., area, which resulted in a shortfall of about 1,000 expected blood and platelet donations over the past five days.