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June 15, 2011
NAIA student-athletes are learning to effectively organize blood drives at their schools. Cassandra Kramer, a member of the Spring Arbor University volleyball team, has "a passion for civic engagement and making a difference in the lives of others." That's why she has been a Red Cross...
June 13, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. – In 2011 alone, nearly 6 million people across America may require a blood transfusion.  With no substitute for human blood, those in need rely on the kindness of donors. Through their generous actions, these blood donors prove how one person can make a difference in...
June 2, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. – You don’t have to be Steven Tyler to receive rock star treatment on Friday, June 3. Omaha radio stations Z92 and CD 105.9 are out to prove that blood donors rock during Bloodstock, a special event blood drive to help ensure a sufficient blood supply during the summer...
May 18, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. - Since blood donations often drop to low levels during the summer, the American Red Cross encourages donors to get their motor running and head out to a blood drive or blood donation center. One lucky individual will cruise into fall with a brand new car!
May 17, 2011
Summer months present unique challenges for collecting enough blood and platelet donations to maintain readily available supplies for patients in need. While the need for blood never goes away, blood and platelet donors sometimes do. Summer vacations and activities can fill schedules, leaving...
May 16, 2011
OMAHA, Neb.  – The Memorial Day weekend finds many families packing the car and heading out of town. But the need for blood is constant and can’t take a holiday. To help ensure a stable blood supply leading into and after the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, all presenting donors from...
May 16, 2011
OMAHA, Neb.  – To ensure blood and platelets are available to help patients in need this summer, the American Red Cross developed the Good to Give. Good to Go. campaign.  Good to Give. Good to Go. will remind and encourage people to give blood or platelets, thank them for giving and...
April 28, 2011
Disaster workers, meals, equipment and blood headed to area hardest hit
March 29, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. – Best known for hosting late night “Creature Features,” Dr. San Guinary has taken on a new gig: blood drive host. The legendary mad scientist and his zombie friends hope to turn an upcoming Saturday morning blood drive with the American Red Cross into a bloody good...
March 25, 2011
With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period...