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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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June 9, 2014
TABOR, Iowa. — The June 30 American Red Cross blood drive in Tabor, Iowa, is an opportunity for the community to show its support for 15-year-old Gracie Umphreys and help save the lives of others in need of blood transfusions.   Gracie, the daughter of Rod and Makayla Umphreys of Thurman...
June 9, 2014
FREMONT, Neb. — On June 28, the Fremont community is invited to celebrate the life of 5-year-old Drake Hegy and give the gift of life. Three years ago, Drake required blood products while he battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and his family is giving back by hosting an American Red Cross...
June 9, 2014
COLUMBUS, Neb. — On June 14, the American Red Cross and Three Eagles Communications are inviting eligible blood donors to rock on and help save lives during their annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive.   All presenting donors at the Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood...
June 9, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — The American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor, will celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14 with the sixth annual Nexcare give program. The Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to give, especially those with types O...
June 9, 2014
LA VISTA, Neb. – On June 28, the La Vista community is invited to remember Blake Roux by giving the gift of life. Blake was born with a rare and serious chromosome disorder, and his family credits blood transfusions with prolonging his life.  
June 9, 2014
HOLDREGE, Neb. — On June 14, the Holdrege community is invited to celebrate the life of 6-year-old Grayson Popple and give the gift of life. A year and a half ago, Grayson required blood transfusions while he battled an illness that caused the abnormal destruction of his red blood cells. Now...
May 28, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — Just like timeless music of the 60s, 70s and 80s, saving lives never goes out of style. The American Red Cross, Superhits 99.9 KGOR and WOWT NBC Omaha invite Omaha and Council Bluffs residents to let the good times roll and be a lifesaver at the 21st annual Rock ‘N Roll Up...
May 15, 2014
BELLEVUE, Neb. – For three years, Isaac Hall valiantly battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He lost the fight in 2008 at the age of 8, and his family, friends and the community honor his memory each year during the Isaac Hall Super Hero Blood Drive.  
May 15, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (May 20, 2014) — The American Red Cross kicks off its 100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope. campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve.  
May 15, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — All donors who present to give blood during American Red Cross blood drives at five Omaha-area  Baker’s Supermarkets on May 24 and 25 will get a sweet reward: pie. Baker’s and the Red Cross are teaming up to encourage community members to make giving blood a...