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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:

Dan Fox, External Communications Manager 
Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
(314) 658-2036 (p) (314) 422-8613 (c) 




August 31, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — 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 platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross.  
August 28, 2015
  ST. LOUIS – 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.  
August 11, 2015
  ST. LOUIS – 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...
August 7, 2015
  TROY, Mo. — The American Red Cross will partner with the Lincoln County AMVETS and VFW Post 8828 on Aug. 22 to host a blood drive in honor of Lynn Myers. Myers was 22 and serving as an Army medic when he was shot three times by a sniper in Iraq in 2004. He survived after receiving...
August 5, 2015
  PLATTE CITY, Mo. — The American Red Cross and family and friends of young Bradley Crosby will partner Aug. 19 to remember Bradley with a blood drive in his name. Bradley died in February at nearly two weeks old from Hirschsprung’s disease, a rare abdomen disorder than can affect...
August 4, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — A frightening start to the life of a child is the driving force behind a local effort to help save the lives of other patients in need. Family and friends of 4 year-old Jersey Jo Sullivan are joining the American Red Cross and Preferred Family Healthcare to host the...
July 30, 2015
  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The American Red Cross and KFVS12 encourage area blood donors to be ‘superhero blood donors’ at the annual KFVS Summer Blood Drive Aug. 14-15 in Missouri and Illinois. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a Subway gift card and a specially...
July 30, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.   RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history...
July 22, 2015
  MEXICO, Mo. — KWWR Country 96 FM, the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need during a week of blood drives Aug. 10-14 across central Missouri. Everyone who attempts to donate blood at any of the...
July 17, 2015
  MARCELINE, Mo. — For the fourth consecutive year, family and friends of Zach Cupp are joining Marceline Fire and Rescue and the American Red Cross in asking the Marceline community to help save lives by giving blood Aug. 1 in Zach’s memory. Zach was 17 years old when he was...