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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...
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.