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December 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Kenzie McCoy of Lincoln celebrated her fourth birthday this week. Like so many girls her age, Kenzie is energetic, she is a proud big sister and loves everything about the movie Frozen, but unlike most of her friends, Kenzie is facing the fight of her life.  
December 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Christmas day two years ago was supposed to be spent celebrating inside their new home in Omaha, but it didn’t turn out that way for the Hacker family. On Dec. 12, 2012, 10-year-old Lauren “Lolo” Hacker was diagnosed with leukemia, marking the start of a nearly...
December 3, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — Selfless. Passionate. Giving. Strong. Encouraging. That’s only the start of how to describe Nadine Kenkel and her unceasing commitment to support the American Red Cross, ignite her community and neighbors, and help save lives, even as she fought for her own.
December 2, 2014
OMAHA, Neb.  — This holiday season, the American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to give something that means something by donating blood in honor of local college student and cancer survivor Rachel Berreckman on Dec. 3 in Holdrege.  
November 13, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and...
November 5, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. - Blood donors from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Lincoln, Nebraska can get a taste of the holiday season starting Nov. 8 when the American Red Cross teams up with Baker’s, Russ's Market, Hy-Vee and Village Inn for 18 special blood drives during the month of November.  
October 3, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red Cross blood drives...
September 29, 2014
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1 in honor of 1-year-old Mason Scholz who has overcome incredible medical trials in the first year of his life.  
September 22, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — An 8-year-old boy from Bertrand will be honored in a special way on Saturday, Sept. 27 when the community of Hooper holds a blood drive in his name.  
September 9, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.   The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join...