Nebraska Community Blood Bank Seeks Holiday Heroes

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Nebraska Community Blood Bank Seeks Holiday Heroes

Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) (NCBB.org) is asking local businesses, organizations, places of worship, and community clubs to step up to be Holiday Heroes and provide hope for patients in need.

Holiday Heroes are needed to host blood drives with NCBB during the week of Christmas and New Year’s, specifically Sunday, December 23 – Sunday, January 13. These holiday weeks are especially challenging to maintain a stable blood supply for area hospitals. A child battling cancer, a neighbor involved in a serious accident —these patients may all require life-saving blood.

“My son Austin was three-years-old when he was diagnosed with cancer. Great doctors and blood donated by the community helped him live,” said Austin’s mother Andrea Gerres. Andrea recognizes the everyday need for blood donors and now hosts blood drives every other month at her home.

NCBB will bring a bloodmobile to you. Or, if your group is small, you can host a donor day at one of three donor centers conveniently located in Lincoln.

“NCBB makes it so easy! They work with you every step of the way to make your drive a success. I recruit my friends and family to donate blood by reminding them it only takes one hour and it helps save lives like Austin’s.”

Consider starting a new holiday tradition of saving lives with Nebraska Community Blood Bank. To host a blood drive contact Jami Kassebaum at (402) 486-9406 / jkassebaum@ncbb.org. To host a donor day, contact Sandy Lemon at (402) 486-9402 / slemon@ncbb.org. For more information, call 1-877-486-9414 or visit NCBB.org. Connect with NCBB on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

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