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Central Plains Blood Services Region

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.

 

Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present

 

Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Jan Hale, External Communications Manager 
Central Plains & Southwest Blood Services Region
(918) 344-0720 (p) (918) 344-0720 (c)
jan.hale@redcross.org 

 

 

 

 
August 31, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or volunteering their time with the Red Cross. 9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11...
August 28, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
August 4, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
July 21, 2015
Kansas pork farmers are hoping to make an even bigger impact on communities around the state this year though a partnership supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives that has already collected enough blood to help more than 11,000 patients since 2012.
July 17, 2015
Local fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel across Kansas are teaming up with the American Red Cross for annual Battle of the Badges blood drives to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their communities to donate blood. Battle of the Badges is a friendly...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood and help prevent a summer shortage. The call for donations is supported by a recent survey of Red Cross blood donors showing that more than 40 percent plan to travel the week before or after Independence Day, an...
June 22, 2015
Tripp Stratton was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system in 2010. Now 7 years old, Tripp has undergone three major surgeries, 20 rounds of chemotherapy, more than 20 rounds of radiation and multiple clinical trials that have helped him survive three relapses.
June 19, 2015
 It’s time to party with purpose as the American Red Cross, Eagle communications, Rocking M Radio and Salina Media Group announce the 20th annual Pump Up the Volume Blood Drive to be held at Sunrise Presbyterian Church from June 29 – July 1.
May 22, 2015
 Annie Rinae Myers loved butterflies and would spend hours in the Botanica Gardens’ Buttlerfly House. Now, three years after her death at 5 years old from hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis (HLH), Annie’s, family is returning to her beloved place to remember their daughter, raise...
May 18, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.