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Red Cross Reminds Donors That Need For Blood Doesn’t Pause For Holidays

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OMAHA, Neb. — Every day, patients across the nation rely on blood donated through the American Red Cross. Nearly 5 million patients need blood transfusions every year. Generous donors in Nebraska City can help the Red Cross meet patient needs by giving blood. “Accident victims can require up to 100 pints of blood, but they aren’t the only people who ... Read More »

Can you volunteer this week?

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This week is National Volunteer Week and everyone is encouraged to volunteer, whether it’s at school, a nursing home or hospital, cleaning up the city park, working at your local food pantry, or helping out the American Red Cross. The Red Cross volunteers teach first aid, CPR, and swimming lessons, Respond to disasters, support blood drives, and help members of the ... Read More »

American Red Cross Asking For Help Following Sandy

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Red Cross Asks for Help in Kansas Blood and Donations are Needed as a Result of East Coast Weather  Sandy has forced the cancellation of about 100 American Red Cross blood drives in 11 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 3,200 units of blood and platelets thus far. The storm may cause power outages ... Read More »

Donated Blood Helps Save Transplant Patients’ Lives

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October is National Liver Awareness Month and the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that organ transplant patients often rely on donated blood. Liver transplant patients may need 30 or more different blood products during surgery. In fact, two liver transplant patients at a hospital served by the Red Cross were recently treated with a combined total of 40 ... Read More »

Celebrate National Volunteer Week by Donating Blood

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  This National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate and help save lives. Approximately every two seconds a patient in theUnited Statesneeds a blood transfusion. Thanks to volunteer blood donors, the Red Cross is able to provide needed blood products to local hospitals and more than 3,000 hospitals ... Read More »

Red Cross Emergency Trailer will be Based in Marysville

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During Red Cross Month in March, the Red Cross is promoting an event in the American Red Cross-Kansas Capital Area Chapter region. With a gift from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Red Cross purchased two new disaster relief trailers that will store essential supplies for disaster victims who will be sheltered. Wal-Mart provided the American Red Cross with a $25,500 State ... Read More »