Newsroom Archive

Midwest

 
August 27, 2013
HARLAN, Iowa – The Sept. 3 American Red Cross blood drive in Harlan, Iowa, is an opportunity for the community to show its support for 5-year-old Izabela Clark, who has leukemia, and help save the lives of others in need of blood transfusions.  
August 27, 2013
VERDIGRE, Neb. – In January 2013, longtime American Red Cross volunteer Wanda Soucek passed away. For 20 years, Soucek was one of the first faces donors saw when they registered to give blood at Verdigre blood drives. The Verdigre, Neb.-community is invited to pay tribute to Soucek at...
August 20, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend.  
August 2, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – It’s a rock and roll-themed blood drive set to pump up the volume of blood donations. Omaha radio stations Z-92 and CD 105.9 and television station KMTV Action 3 News are out to help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need this summer by hosting the third annual...
July 29, 2013
  COLUMBUS, Neb. – According to his parents, Chris and Erin Nahorny, Sam Nahorny is a spunky and silly little boy who loves dinosaurs, Transformers and Skylanders. By all accounts, Sam – who friends and family affectionately call Sammy – is like most other 5-year-old boys....
July 23, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – While  thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. Right now blood...
July 9, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.  
June 27, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to add another chapter to someone’s summer story by giving blood or platelets around Independence Day, when donations historically drop.   Every patient who needs a blood transfusion has a story — a chronic...
June 20, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. — Summer is a time for the days that never end. Time for diving in and grilling out. Time to watch the fireworks, to have a picnic and to root for the home team. While many have fun making these memories around Independence Day, the American Red Cross also encourages eligible...
June 19, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross, together with Pacific Rim, encourages all eligible blood donors to celebrate the release of this summer’s much-anticipated sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim by boosting the blood supply.   From May 24 through July 31, all presenting blood...