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October 27, 2015
OMAHA¸ Neb. — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.   RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history...
October 26, 2015
FREMONT, Neb. — The American Red Cross and the Fremont community are teaming up to honor the memory of a longtime blood donor, Max Christensen, with blood drives held in his name Nov. 16, 17 and 21.  
October 21, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Donating blood is easy as pie this November. The American Red Cross, Village Inn and Baker’s are encouraging donors to get a jump start on the giving season by donating blood at the annual Village Inn and Baker’s Pie Drives Nov. 14-26.  
October 12, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska students in Albion, Schuyler and Unadilla have taken home three of the ten scholarships awarded nationwide through the American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives program. The students won a combined $5,000 for hosting successful Red Cross blood drives over the summer. Now,...
October 9, 2015
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The American Red Cross has implemented a new schedule for platelet donations at the Grand Island Blood Donation Center to better meet the needs of local donors and hospitals across the region.  
September 15, 2015
LINCOLN, Neb. — Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Nebraska are celebrating a “heroic homecoming” this September by rolling up their sleeves to be everyday heroes for those in need here in Lincoln, across the state of Nebraska and potentially across the country....
September 15, 2015
McCOOK, Neb. — The American Red Cross and the community of McCook are teaming up to honor the memory of a longtime blood donor and recipient. The life and contributions of Robert Cappel will be celebrated with two blood drives Oct. 27 and 28.  
September 4, 2015
OMAHA, Neb.  — The American Red Cross, St. John Vianney Catholic Church and the Kohles family are keeping with their tradition of honoring two local blood recipients by hosting a blood drive in their names.   Megan Kohles was just 3-years-old when she was diagnosed with...
September 3, 2015
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.  
September 1, 2015
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — North Platte-area first responders will team up with the American Red Cross and Huskeradio to help save lives during the sixth annual Battle of the Badges blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 10, just before the National Day of Service.    “Giving blood is...