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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

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:

Michelle Rupp, External Communications Manager 
Greater Ozark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



May 26, 2015
BRANSON, Mo. — Sherry Bailey spent her life helping others, and now community members in Branson can keep that giving spirit alive by donating blood in Bailey’s memory. The Bailey family, the American Red Cross and the First Presbyterian Church of Branson invite donors to help save...
May 26, 2015
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. — Willow Springs United Methodist Church pastor Greg Dowler and his wife JoEllen have not been in the community long, but already their impact has been felt. Congregation and community members describe them as “a true asset to the community,” and invite donors...
April 27, 2015
   — This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.    
April 10, 2015
  RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The American Red Cross and Marine Corps League Lake Dardanelle Detachment 1310 are teaming up for a blood drive on April 25 honoring veterans with cancer. The community is invited to roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor of those who have served our country....