Every Drop Tells A Story

When you roll up your sleeve to share your good health with someone in need, you begin a unique story that can only be told with your selfless act of giving. Whether it’s the story of what prompted you to begin giving blood, what motivates you to continue, or the story of the patient on the other side … every drop tells a story.  What’s your story?

Living Life

As thousands of area blood donors know, it’s a great feeling to give life to someone else.  Harold Haberichter of Clever, Mo. now thinks that it’s pretty neat to get life from someone else as well. Haberichter, 78, first donated blood back in 1955 while serving his country in Germany.  He has given over 100 […]

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A father’s gift

Barry Garred had always donated blood. He was proud of being a Type O Negative donor, since O Negative can be given to anybody in an emergency situation. He recently surpassed four gallons worth of donations to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, and estimated that he’s given an additional six gallons over the years. […]

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Friends for Life

Don’t make the mistake of taking on ten-year-old Jessica Peterson in any trivia contest involving the TV show “Friends.”  She’ll smoke you. “I have every season on DVD,” the blond haired blue eyed Marionville student said. “I play (the game Scene It – Friends Edition) with my family all the time.” In 2006, Jessica would […]

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A Life Worth Living – A Gift Worth Sharing

Anyone who knew Duane Richardson would tell you that they were richer for it. “He just loved life,” said Freda Richardson, Duane’s wife of 63 years. “There were so many things he could do. He could fix anything. He was an electrical engineer. He painted, wrote poetry and loved to restore old cars. He mentored […]

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A night and day difference

Kids can make any mother tired, but 28-year-old Danielle May realized that this was something different. Her pregnancy and the eventual birth of her son Hunter was different than her daughter Bella two years earlier. No doubt about it, Danielle felt fatigued “I thought that it was just because I had two kids,” the Bella […]

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