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May 16, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – Memorial Day weekends are always packed full of fun summer activities. But as individuals and families kick-off their summer plans, it’s important to remember that the need for blood does not take a summer holiday.
May 16, 2012
  OMAHA, Neb. – During the summer months, blood donations often decrease, while the need for blood remains constant. To help ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need, the American Red Cross is encouraging all eligible blood donors to make donating blood or platelets a part...
May 1, 2012
OMAHA, 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 May, they are joining together to help save lives in one more way. The week of May 14, Omaha area law enforcement and fire and rescue...
May 1, 2012
KEARNEY, Neb. – For the ninth consecutive year, the American Red Cross and NTV are teaming up to inspire residents in the Tri-Cities to make a difference in the lives of patients in their communities and throughout the nation by donating blood at the annual Tri-City Blood Drives.
April 25, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – When Zach Eisold went for his football physical last summer, his doctor noticed bruising all over his body and ordered blood tests. A half hour later, his mother Chrissy Eisold was given the choice to either drive Zach to the hospital or let an ambulance take him there.  
April 6, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. – This spring, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can help save lives in about the time it takes to attend a class. Students, faculty and staff are invited to roll up their sleeves and give blood to help patients in need this April during the annual UNL Spring...
March 23, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – On March 14, the American Red Cross Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Chapter Region honored 11-year-old Bryan Botkin as a hero in an Omaha, Neb. ceremony. Aided by a positive attitude and numerous blood and platelet transfusions, Bryan battled Ewing’s sarcoma – a juvenile...
March 9, 2012
Norfolk blood donors now have a new destination for giving the gift of life. The Norfolk Blood Donation Center moved to Westside Plaza on February 21 and is now conveniently located at 2612 West Norfolk Avenue. The weekly Red Cross blood drives will continue to be hosted...
February 20, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. — During Red Cross Month this March, the American Red Cross is asking everyone to help people in need by supporting the lifesaving services it provides.
January 17, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. – The University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa enjoy friendly rivalries and competing on the playing field, but they share a common cause. They are helping save lives through the American Red Cross Border Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to have University of...