Newsroom Archive

Central Plains Blood Services Region

 
January 19, 2017
 The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors can help save lives by giving blood at the Wichita Thunder blood drive Jan. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, at INTRUST Bank Arena. The first 200 people who come to donate will...
January 18, 2017
 The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors can help save lives by giving blood at the annual Hutchinson Battle of the Badges Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 27. Hutchinson Police and Fire Department personnel are teaming...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 28, 2016
Local fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel are teaming with the American Red Cross for the 22nd annual Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in the community to donate blood.
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
November 14, 2016
Payton Kannarr, a freshman at St. Mary’s-Colgan High School, likes reading, traveling and spending time with her dog, Luna. Payton is also a blood recipient, receiving transfusions every 10 to 14 days as part of her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
November 4, 2016
Sage Edwards and Caleb Moraine are typical teenagers. Caleb, 18, likes playing the drums and playing video games. Sage, 16, loves roller derby, journalism and being involved in school activities. Unlike other young people, they are both fighting cancer and are recipients of many blood transfusions...