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Missouri-Illinois

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

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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...
February 18, 2014
Kile Britton has rare immunodeficiency disorder   WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (Feb. 18, 2014) –  The efforts of thousands of blood donors have helped keep 10-year-old Kile Britton alive, and his family invites more donors to a blood drive to help Kile and others who need blood products....
February 12, 2014
  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Feb. 12, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Southeast Missouri State University is hosting American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drives in February. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while...
February 11, 2014
  OLNEY, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Olney Central College is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive in February. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last....
February 10, 2014
Ashley Jewell died following high risk pregnancy   MATTOON, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2014) – The family of a local woman who died after giving birth to a baby girl is hoping the tragedy may inspire members of the Mattoon community to donate blood to help patients in need. The family of Ashley...
February 6, 2014
  FLORISSANT, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, St. Louis Christian College is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive in February. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies...
February 4, 2014
  ST. LOUIS (Feb. 3, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Harris Stowe State University is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive in February. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last...
February 3, 2014
  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Feb. 3, 2014) — To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Ottawa University is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive in February. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last....