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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) 




September 17, 2015
  COLUMBIA, Mo.— The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for the 30th annual Homecoming Blood Drive, helping to save lives through blood donations.   The University of Missouri/Red Cross Homecoming Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept...
September 17, 2015
  WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. — The family of Caleb Nehring is again partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in memory of their son. Caleb was 8 years old when he died in October 2006 after battling cancer for more than a year.  
September 11, 2015
  KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City, the Victory Project and the American Red Cross are celebrating National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging fans to help patients get back in the game at the second Victory Project Blood Drive Sept. 19. Blood donated at the Victory...
September 3, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.  
September 3, 2015
  JERSEYVILLE, Ill. — The American Red Cross will join family and friends of Jordan Partridge in remembering the local child at the 10th annual Jordan Partridge Memorial Blood Drive Sept. 17. Jordan was 11 when he died from lymphoma in May 2005.   “Everyone remembers Jordan as...
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...