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Central Plains Blood Services Region

April 19, 2017
The family of Blake Forsyth invites the Yates Center community to join them again this year to honor the memory of their son by giving blood at an American Red Cross blood drive planned for April 24 from 11:45 a.m to 6 p.m. at Yates Center High School,185 W. Bell.
April 4, 2017
April is National Volunteer Month and the American Red Cross encourages University of Kansas students, faculty and staff to give blood during the annual spring blood drive April xx-xx. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Volunteer donors are the...
April 3, 2017
Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.   Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are...
March 22, 2017
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and...
March 16, 2017
The American Red Cross is calling all Kansas State University Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and help save a life by donating blood during the annual spring blood drive March 27-30.
March 1, 2017
All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass.  
February 21, 2017
Hannah Soderstrom is a happy 14-year-old Maize Junior High School student who loves dance and theater. Unlike others her age, Hannah is also a blood recipient, having received more than 10 transfusions during recent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
February 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 13, 2017
Ten-year-old Gavin Meder loves to learn. He is fascinated by science and loves studying about ocean habitats and the solar system. Unlike many his age, Gavin is also a blood recipient, having received more than 18 transfusions during treatment for leukemia.
February 9, 2017
The Wichita community can give more than chocolate and flowers this valentine season at the American Red Cross You’re Someone’s Type Blood Drive Feb. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st. The blood drive comes as the Red Cross urges eligible...