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January 17, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. – Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month. This year, the American Red Cross thanks all blood donors for helping to ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need both locally and across the country. “Every year in the United States, nearly...
December 13, 2011
This holiday season, give the gift that money can’t buy. When you donate blood with the American Red Cross, you give the perfect gift - another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance - to someone in need of blood. And unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, the...
December 13, 2011
OMAHA, Neb.  – The American Red Cross is encouraging Omaha, Lincoln and Council Bluffs residents to think outside the box this holiday season and give the perfect gift – a potentially lifesaving blood donation. Hospital patients locally and across the country can benefit from those...
November 10, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and give blood or platelets this Veterans Day weekend to honor those who have served their country. At the same time, anyone who comes to donate will have the opportunity to sign a card and include a personal...
September 28, 2011
HASTINGS, Neb. – On September 30, blood donors in Hastings and Grand Island are being encouraged to give a little of themselves and give back during special Giving Back blood drives in both communities. The American Red Cross and KHAS TV are encouraging the community to make the time to give...
August 29, 2011
OMAHA, Neb.  – Since Hurricane Irene began its path along the East Coast, the storm has forced the cancellation of nearly 60 American Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a shortfall of more than 2,000 blood and platelet donations. Additional blood drives are expected to be canceled or...
August 19, 2011
Keebler to donate more than 12 million cookies for blood drives nationwide (August 19, 2011) – Each day an average of 38,000 pints of blood are needed for patients in the United States, and that blood can only come from volunteer donors. As a way of recognizing these generous individuals for...
August 8, 2011
All blood types and platelet donors still needed. The American Red Cross needs more than 500,000 blood donors nationwide just in August to continue rebuilding the already fragile blood supply.
July 26, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. – American Red Cross blood supplies remain at seriously low levels even after thousands of area residents responded to the national appeal for blood donors, which began on July 11. Blood products are going out to area hospitals just as quickly as donations are coming in,...
July 11, 2011
OMAHA, Neb.  – Due to a critical shortage of donated blood across the nation, the American Red Cross – the single largest supplier of blood products in the United States – is asking eligible donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give blood as soon as possible.