Tag Archives: Red Cross

Local Red Cross Blood Drive Will be Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, […]

15th Annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Coming to Memphis August 7th

The St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross invite fans to donate blood and help save lives at the 15th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Tuesday, August 7th from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 910 N. Weaver, in Memphis. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially […]

106 People Donate Blood At Memorial Drive

The Spring Red Cross blood drive held in memory of Stryker Anderson, who was born with a rare genetic blood disorder, was met with the greatest turnout we have seen in recent years with one-hundred-six people coming out to give blood. Ninety-six units were collected during the May 10th blood drive with six first-time donors […]

Red Cross to Host Memorial Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is joining Team Stryker and the family of Stryker Anderson in honoring Stryker’s brief life with a blood drive in his memory. Donors will have the opportunity to remember Stryker and help other patients in need during the drive in Memphis, MO on Tuesday, May 10th from 12:15 p.m. to 6:00 […]

From High School Graduation, to the Battle of the Bulge – The Tale of WWII Veteran Ted Gundy 

by Chris Feeney originally published Nov. 9, 2006 in the Memphis Democrat Most 18-year-olds dream of a new car or some other extravagant gift for graduation. Ted Gundy got an all-expenses paid trip to Europe. Unfortunately it wasn’t a graduation gift. Gundy was drafted into the United States Army and in the summer of 1944 […]

Scotland County Hospital Earns Gold in American Red Cross Champions for Life Program

  The mission of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services is to provide the American people with the safest, most reliable, most cost-effective blood possible through voluntary donations. The Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region of the Red Cross is proud to announce Scotland County Hospital has been a valued partner in accomplishing this mission, and has […]

First Baptist Church Will Host Blood Drive May 5th

The First Baptist Church in Memphis will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.  Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few […]

Donors Reach Milestones at January Red Cross Blood Drive

Winter weather likely limited the number of donors that made it out, but the January American Red Cross blood drive in Memphis was still deemed a success. “The American Red Cross and local volunteers would like to thank all those who came out to give blood during our winter community blood drive held January 6th […]

Memphis Blood Drive Scheduled for April 15th

The American Red Cross  is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, April 15th.  It is being held at the First Baptist Church multi-purpose room at 910 N. Weaver in Memphis, MO.  Times for high school students are from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and the general public is from 1:30-6:00 p.m.  If you would like to schedule an […]

Red Cross Honors Blood Donors During National Blood Donor Month

Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month. This year, the American Red Cross thanks all blood donors for helping to ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need both locally and across the country. “Every year in the U.S., nearly 5 million patients need blood transfusions,” said Scott Caswell, CEO […]