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June 11, 2010
A safe and adequate blood supply is a cornerstone of modern healthcare. World Blood Donor Day is June 14 – the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winner who discovered the ABO blood group system. The day marks a special occasion for blood donors across the...
May 28, 2010
With the Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer approaching, the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped significantly. A decline in blood donations is typical during the summer as donors become busy with seasonal activities and overlook donating blood....
May 27, 2010
Join Red Cross Racing, donate blood and get points – or give points Memorial Day is a special holiday in America because it commemorates U.S. men and women who died during their military service. This year, the Red Cross asks you to honor our brave service members and help save lives...
May 27, 2010
The American Red Cross plans to consolidate its blood donor call center operations to three locations across the country, including a facility just outside of Omaha in Sarpy County, bringing approximately 125 new jobs to the area. The two other sites include Tucson, Ariz. and Charlotte, NC. The...
May 20, 2010
With bragging rights and a travelling trophy at stake, Omaha metro-area law enforcement personnel are vying to defend law enforcement’s title as the winner of the American Red Cross Battle of the Badges, which is sponsored by NEWSRadio 1110 KFAB.  This June fire and rescue personnel...
May 17, 2010
With busy summer schedules and vacations, it can be challenging for even the most committed donors to find time to give blood. That’s why the American Red Cross is asking for your help to remind all interested and eligible donors that no matter what their plans, they can be a lifesaver this...
May 15, 2010
This Memorial Day, blood donors can volunteer to bring the pie to their holiday gatherings.  The American Red Cross and Baker’s Supermarkets are celebrating Memorial Day and blood donors by offering all presenting blood donors vouchers for a free cherry pie during three special holiday...
May 15, 2010
For Cody Eastman of Grand Island, donating blood was a way to give back for the blood products his nine-year-old cousin with leukemia used. To date, Cody has given 19 pints – which is two and a half gallons – of blood.  On May 19, blood donors like Cody in Grand Island are...
May 4, 2010
For the seventh year, the American Red Cross and NTV are teaming up to inspire residents in the Tri-Cities to make a difference in the lives of patients in these communities and throughout the nation by donating blood during the annual Tri-City Blood Drive.
February 20, 2010
As emergency relief efforts continue in Haiti, the nation recognizes March as Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross takes this time to honor the valuable contributions of generous volunteers whose commitment makes its work possible. March was first declared Red Cross Month in 1943, when President...