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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 

 

 

 

 
November 12, 2014
The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusions centers...
November 12, 2014
 Every day, the public relies on the courageous service of first responders as they help during emergencies and keep dangerous criminals off the streets. But these heroes also look to the local communities they serve for partners in helping save lives. On Nov. 20, the Goodland Police...
October 31, 2014
105.3 The Buzz will host the inaugural HemoGoblin Halloween Blood Drive this Friday, October 31st.
September 25, 2014
Residents of Russell and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to give the gift of life Oct. 1 by donating blood to the American Red Cross in remembrance of  local resident Junior Pruter.
September 17, 2014
The American Red Cross is partnering with the University of Kansas to host its annual fall blood drive Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The Red Cross and blood drive organizers are looking to collect over 300 pints blood, which will help to save close to 1,000 lives.  “The Red Cross is excited...
September 15, 2014
The American Red Cross is calling all Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and help save a life at the annual fall blood drive scheduled for Sept. 23-26. Blood collected at this drive could help save those in need like Kansas State University Assistant Professor, Dr. Kelly Welch. Welch received blood...