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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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April 15, 2014
Marta Smith was advocate for blood donation   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) — Family and friends of Marta Smith are partnering with Highlands Church of Christ and the American Red Cross to host an April 27 blood drive in Smith’s memory. Smith was a supporter of blood donation,...
April 14, 2014
William Woods tops Westminster College in annual friendly competition                  FULTON, Mo. (April 14, 2014) — For the second consecutive year, William Woods University beat Westminster College in the...
April 11, 2014
  COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 10, 2014) — Thousands of patients in the local area and beyond may benefit from the generosity of blood donors at this week’s University of Missouri Spring Blood Drive after the drive collected 1,798 pints of blood in three days. Because each donation could...
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,...