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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) 




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.