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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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August 21, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held during the Omaha FC Soccer Invitational tournament on Sunday, August 31 in memory of Jim Johnston who was tragically killed while riding his bicycle in March. Johnston made a tremendous impact in the community as a teacher, athletic...
August 14, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — It’s the blood drive with a rock concert attitude, and it comes at a time when the American Red Cross urgently needs donors to turn up the volume.  
July 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 and Classic Hits 98.9 KKPR invite Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings and Holdrege residents to let the good times roll and be a lifesaver at the fifth annual Rock...
July 25, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (July 28, 2014) – After battling cancer for four years while spending three of those successfully growing her local blood drive, Nadine Kenkel and her family are making a special plea for support of the Earling, Iowa, American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, July 28.  
July 24, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – Levi Clark’s battle with leukemia has inspired his family to do what they can to help support others who are fighting for their lives in local hospitals.  
July 23, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. – The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.  
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...