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April 23, 2014
NORFOLK, Neb. — Norfolk Police and Fire Departments serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the community safe. This May, they are helping save lives in one more way during the American Red Cross Battle of the Badges blood drive.  
April 23, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — Friends of Rohwer Elementary School fifth grader Nick Foxworthy are hosting a blood drive in his honor on May 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Millard Social Hall in Omaha. Nick, the son of Larry and Shelly Foxworthy, was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a blood disorder,...
April 8, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. — For the second year, Security First Bank will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive at its Red Rock branch on April 18 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of longtime employee Cindy Renner of Firth, Neb..   At the time of last year’s blood drive, Renner was still...
January 7, 2014
BELLEVUE, Neb. — Emily Stephenson will turn 2 in February. Since her birth, Emily has received at least 20 blood transfusions – nearly one for every month of her life.   Emily is dependent on blood transfusions because she was born with a genetic blood disorder called...
January 7, 2014
IMPERIAL, Neb. — Travis Wheeler was just like any other 19 year old. He filled his free time with hunting, fishing and spending time with friends, until he received a diagnosis that would change his plans for at least the next three years.
January 7, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 2, 2014) —The American Red Cross typically sees a decline in blood donations following the holiday season. Individuals can help the Red Cross and hospital patients like sixth grader Noah Petersen by giving the generous gift of a blood donation.  
January 7, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. —Throughout National Blood Donor Month this January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare.  
January 7, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, 22 Nebraska and Southwest Iowa colleges and universities are hosting American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drives in January and February. During these special blood drives, all presenting donors will receive a...
December 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Neb. — Due to the strong support of the community, the American Red Cross weekly Columbus blood drive is growing. To accommodate the increase in blood collections, beginning Jan. 2, the blood drive will be held at First United Methodist Christian Center, 2472 32nd Ave.  
December 20, 2013
OMAHA, Neb.  —Ethan Hoffart of Omaha, Neb., knows just how difficult it can be to spend a holiday in the hospital. In 2011, when he was 10 years old, Ethan spent most of the holiday season at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center being treated for aplastic anemia, a disease in...