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April 8, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — For the second year, Security First Bank will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at its Red Rock branch on April 18 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of longtime employee Cindy Renner of Firth, Neb..   At the time of last year’s blood drive, Renner was still...
April 3, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. – This spring, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can help save lives in about the time it takes to attend a class. Students, faculty and staff are invited to roll up their sleeves and give blood to help patients in need this April during the annual UNL Spring Blood...
April 1, 2014
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The North Platte Noon Rotary Club Bloodhounds are on the loose again! They are on the hunt for willing blood donors to help them reach their 140-pint goal during the 11th annual Rotary Bloodhounds Blood Drive on April 9.   During the past 10 years, the North Platte...
March 10, 2014
DONIPHAN, Neb. — The American Red Cross empowers ordinary people to do extraordinary things. March is Red Cross Month, a great time to celebrate and recognize everyday heroes in the community like Mary Ann Hanson, who has been coordinating blood drives for the past 20 years at Doniphan-...
March 6, 2014
MOUNT AYR, Iowa — For Phil and Marie Burmeister’s family, Christmas came early in 2013. On Dec. 13, Marie Burmeister received what she calls the best Christmas present ever – a new liver.   In 2010, Marie Burmeister was diagnosed with a fatty liver. Fifteen months later, she...
February 27, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
February 12, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — The last 12 months have been rough for Hickman resident Mike Stewart. First, in March, the longtime farmer and truck driver was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a type of cancer where his bone marrow produces abnormal cells and doesn’t make enough healthy...
January 7, 2014
BELLEVUE, Neb. — Emily Stephenson will turn 2 in February. Since her birth, Emily has received at least 20 blood transfusions – nearly one for every month of her life.   Emily is dependent on blood transfusions because she was born with a genetic blood disorder called...
January 7, 2014
IMPERIAL, Neb. — Travis Wheeler was just like any other 19 year old. He filled his free time with hunting, fishing and spending time with friends, until he received a diagnosis that would change his plans for at least the next three years.
January 7, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 2, 2014) —The American Red Cross typically sees a decline in blood donations following the holiday season. Individuals can help the Red Cross and hospital patients like sixth grader Noah Petersen by giving the generous gift of a blood donation.