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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 1600s to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Joe Zydlo, External Communications Manager
Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region
(314) 658-2036 (o)│(314) 422-8613 (c)





February 18, 2016
  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The American Red Cross is joining St. Martins Catholic Church and family and friends of Chad Nierman to host a blood drive in honor of the local heart transplant recipient on Feb. 28. Nierman received his new heart in September 2014, three years after being put on...
January 28, 2016
  ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the American Red Cross encourage donors to help patients get back in the game by donating blood Feb. 17 at the annual St. Louis Blues Blood Drive. Fans will have the opportunity to give blood at...
January 12, 2016
  CANTON, Mo.— The American Red Cross is joining Canton High School and family and friends of Bridget Whiston in inviting the Canton community to give blood in Bridget’s honor on Jan. 25. Known as “Super B”, Bridget receives regular blood transfusions as she battles...
January 12, 2016
  OLD MONROE, Mo. (Jan. 12, 2016) — The American Red Cross is joining American Legion Post 420 and family and friends of George Gifford in inviting the Old Monroe community to remember Gifford by giving blood in his memory on Jan. 25. A Red Cross supporter and blood drive coordinator,...
January 7, 2016
  TROY, Mo. — The American Red Cross is joining the Troy Masonic Lodge and family and friends of Thomas “Tommy” Hamlett in inviting the Troy community to remember Hamlett by giving blood in his memory on Jan. 21. A Red Cross supporter, blood drive coordinator and member of...
December 30, 2015
  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.— The American Red Cross and KFVS12 encourage area blood donors to #GiveWithMeaning at the annual KFVS Winter Blood Drive Jan. 14-16 in Missouri and Illinois. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a Subway gift card and a specially designed T-shirt, while...