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February 28, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — March is Red Cross Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes the Everyday Heroes who help save lives through blood and platelet donations. It’s also an opportunity to encourage others in local communities across the country to become regular donors with the Red...
January 7, 2013
BELLEVUE, Neb. – Until Emily Stephenson was born on Feb. 3, 2012, her mother Amy Stephenson said she didn’t give much thought to donating blood. She simply thought it was a “nice thing to do.” That changed when Emily received her first blood transfusion just seven days...
January 4, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, 24 area colleges and universities are hosting American Red Cross We Challenge “U” Blood Drives on between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2013. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge “U...
December 14, 2012
COLUMBUS, Neb. — From the outside, 3-year-old Justin Eisemann of Schuyler, Neb. is just a normal, happy kid who loves Thomas the Train and toy trucks. And that’s what he is – with one important difference. “He’s a normal little boy that just has somebody else...
December 13, 2012
BEATRICE, Neb. – For Beatrice resident Cindy Vetrovsky, the holidays meant Christmas Eve with her parents, siblings and other family members. Each year her family gathered around a beautiful table, enjoyed prime rib and each other’s company. Cindy had never missed celebrating the...
December 13, 2012
FREMONT, Neb. — Shelli Miller of Fremont has three reasons for the Fremont community to give blood at the American Red Cross Fremont Holiday Blood Drive on Dec. 18 and 19: Emma, Isabel and Nathaniel. Each of Shelli’s three children has required blood products.  
November 1, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. In the spirit of the season, the American Red Cross Village Inn, Baker’s Supermarket and Russ’s Market are thanking presenting donors with a complimentary pie or voucher for a pie at special blood drives during the week of...
October 31, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. — Superstorm Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 13 states and the District of Columbia, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 11,000 blood and platelet donations already. The shortfall is expected to grow as Sandy has caused...
October 22, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that the need for blood is constant and the blood supply must be regularly replenished. By making an appointment to donate blood, dedicated donors can help the Red Cross meet the needs of patients - locally and across the nation.
September 10, 2012
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Dedicated men and women in uniform dutifully serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the streets safe. But this September, they are joining together to help save lives in one more way. On September 11, North Platte-area law enforcement...