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Welcome to the Red Cross Newsroom. Here you will find the latest news and information about Red Cross Blood Services.

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May 2, 2014
KEARNEY, Neb. – For the 11th consecutive year, the American Red Cross and NTV are teaming up to inspire Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney residents 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...
April 28, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — The public depends on the generous service of first responders who dedicate their lives to helping others in times of emergency. But even the most courageous heroes need partners to help save lives.   This May, Sarpy County and Omaha first responders are asking the public...
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...
April 3, 2014
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 Blood...
April 1, 2014
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The North Platte Noon Rotary Club Bloodhounds are on the loose again! They are on the hunt for willing blood donors to help them reach their 140-pint goal during the 11th annual Rotary Bloodhounds Blood Drive on April 9.   During the past 10 years, the North Platte...
March 10, 2014
DONIPHAN, Neb. — The American Red Cross empowers ordinary people to do extraordinary things. March is Red Cross Month, a great time to celebrate and recognize everyday heroes in the community like Mary Ann Hanson, who has been coordinating blood drives for the past 20 years at Doniphan-...
March 6, 2014
MOUNT AYR, Iowa — For Phil and Marie Burmeister’s family, Christmas came early in 2013. On Dec. 13, Marie Burmeister received what she calls the best Christmas present ever – a new liver.   In 2010, Marie Burmeister was diagnosed with a fatty liver. Fifteen months later, she...
February 27, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s everyday heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.