Newsroom Archive


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.  
January 7, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. —Throughout National Blood Donor Month this January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare.  
January 7, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, 22 Nebraska and Southwest Iowa colleges and universities are hosting American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drives in January and February. During these special blood drives, all presenting donors will receive a...
December 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Neb. — Due to the strong support of the community, the American Red Cross weekly Columbus blood drive is growing. To accommodate the increase in blood collections, beginning Jan. 2, the blood drive will be held at First United Methodist Christian Center, 2472 32nd Ave.