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Kickapoo High School Valedictorian Beats Ewing’s Sarcoma

May 29, 2018

Twenty-eighteen has been a big year for 18-year-old Kelsie Mitchell. She was one of nine valedictorians graduating from Springfield’s Kickapoo High School, served on student council’s Cabinet leadership group, and was a member of the National Honor Society. And she has made plans to attend Truman State University in the fall. But just eight years ago, her main accomplishment was survival. “That’s […]

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Springfield Missouri Mom Receives Blood and Platelets During Cancer Treatment

Springfield Mom Receives Blood and Platelets During Cancer Treatment

April 25, 2017

“Every door we passed had a sign on the outside that read, ‘Chemo in progress,’” said Laura Winstead as she remembered being admitted to Cox Hospital in Springfield for what her physician said would be a couple of nights for tests. “My husband and I just looked at each other as I had a slow […]

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Spread the Love Blood Drive

February 6, 2017

Do something sweet by donating blood, and get something sweet for your sweetie! Forty area hospitals count on us for the blood and blood products that keep patients’ hearts beating. Schedule an appointment to donate at our Spread the Love Blood Drive and we’ll help you out with a sweet surprise for the one who […]

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Daily Update

September 27, 2016

  Current Need Special Emphasis A negative, O negative, B negative  Inventories low Based on this morning’s inventory report, the chart below lists what we need to receive from specific blood types in order for our inventory to reach optimal levels. Find your blood type in the left column and read across the row to […]

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Baby Mack needed 28 blood transfusions to survive.

Rh Disease leads to 28 transfusions for baby Mack

January 10, 2016

After losing one child to a rare condition — Rh Disease — Ozark, Missouri, mom Tiffany LaRose is determined not to let it take a second child from her. In 2014, her daughter Rylee was stillborn, diagnosed with Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn which means the bone marrow was not producing new red blood cells. […]

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