Newsroom Archive

Midwest

 
December 13, 2013
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – Until he was diagnosed with lymphoma in January 2011, 16-year-old Aurora High School sophomore Jacob Peters was poised to dominate in the next track and field, basketball and football seasons. Instead, his fight to live would take more strength and perseverance than his...
December 11, 2013
BEATRICE, Neb. – The American Red Cross encourages Beatrice-area residents to give something that means something this holiday season – a potentially lifesaving blood donation.  
November 19, 2013
WALLACE, Neb. – As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to in their community or to someone less fortunate. Giving just an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all –...
November 7, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – As Thanksgiving approaches, many people reflect on their blessings and look for ways to give back to the community or someone less fortunate. Giving just an hour of your time and donating blood could give a patient needing blood the most valuable gift of all – the...
November 5, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — The holidays bring families and friends together to share in celebrations and special times of giving. But for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be difficult.  
October 22, 2013
 SHENANDOAH, Iowa – When Chad VanHouten passed away following a tragic car accident in July, Shenandoah High School lost a beloved coach, mentor and friend. To honor VanHouten, the Nov. 5 Shenandoah High School blood drive is being held in his memory.  
October 7, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — High school students across the country can help patients in need by donating blood and platelets, volunteering at blood drives and donation centers, and recruiting new donors with the American Red Cross. In turn, students can earn educational rewards for their community service...
August 30, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, all presenting blood donors at participating Red Cross blood drives will receive a coupon* for a free haircut as a...
August 28, 2013
PAPILLION, Neb. – On Sept. 11, 2013, the American Red Cross Papillion community blood drive will relocate from the Papillion Library to its new home at the Papillion Masonic Center, 122 E. Third St. in Papillion. Last year, more than 450 pints of blood were given at the Papillion Library...
August 27, 2013
HOLDREGE, Neb. – Grayson Popple’s mother, Ashley Popple, calls her 5-year-old son a miracle. Less than a year ago, he was critically ill with hemolytic uremic syndrome, and his kidneys were failing. Grayson’s family credits the blood transfusions he received with helping him...