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April 9, 2014
Swartley was a lifelong blood donor   OLATHE, Kan. (April 9, 2014) – Kenneth Swartley was an avid blood donor who instilled in his children the importance of giving blood. With that spirit in mind, Kenneth’s daughter Kathy Swartley, the Olathe Public Library and the American Red...
April 7, 2014
Riley continues fight with colon cancer   O’FALLON, Ill. (April 7, 2014) – What started as pain thought to be due to acid reflux turned into a difficult diagnosis for local woman Tori Riley. In 2012, at 24 years old, Riley was diagnosed with colon cancer. As she continues to battle...
March 25, 2014
Students ‘bleed black and gold’ for patients in need   COLUMBIA, Mo. (March 25, 2014) – The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for their 25th annual Spring Blood Drive, helping to save lives through blood donations.   The University of...
March 24, 2014
Blood drive at Antonia Elementary will honor two children battling cancer   IMPERIAL, Mo. (March 24, 2014) – Two young students at Antonia Elementary School are fighting cancer, but classmates and teachers are helping make sure they, and patients like them, are not going at it alone....
March 21, 2014
Schmittgens died in 2013 after 10 year cancer battle  
March 18, 2014
Family and friends continue to give blood in his honor   JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. (March 18, 2014) –  For the eighth consecutive year, friends and family of Michael Dean are partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in Dean’s memory. Dean was 25 when he died from...
March 6, 2014
Hayden Barnes died in 2013 just prior to his 7th birthday   O’FALLON, Mo. (March 6, 2014) – For Hayden Barnes, life was an uphill battle from the start. Cerebral atrophy stalled his development when he was just 6 months old, and from there Hayden suffered a number of illnesses,...
March 5, 2014
Leala McClurg received blood, platelets during & after child birth   BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (March 5, 2014) – Leala McClurg says she probably would not be alive today if not for the quick action of medical professionals and the lifesaving blood donations from strangers she’ll...
February 28, 2014
  Feb. 28, 2014 — 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.  
February 27, 2014
  ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Feb. 27, 2014) –  The American Red Cross is joining friends and family of Ronnie Spires, a local artist and Vietnam war veteran, to host a blood drive in his memory on March 8. The 61-year old Spires died in 2011 after a battle with prostate cancer.   Spires...