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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:

Laurie Nehring, Communications Program Director
Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(618) 303-2777 (c) 




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...
December 18, 2015
  ST. LOUIS — As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.  
December 4, 2015
  MOKANE, Mo. — The American Red Cross and the South Callaway 4-H Club encourage donors to give something that means something this holiday season with the gift of a blood donation. Those who present to donate Dec. 16 at South Callaway High School will receive a gift of their own in the...
November 30, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The family of Daniel Allensworth knows he may not be alive today if not for generous blood donors. With that in mind, the family is joining the American Red Cross on Dec. 12 in honoring Allensworth and encouraging local donors to give blood to help others in need....
November 30, 2015
  MOBERLY, Mo. — The American Red Cross, Kids Caboose and radio stations KWIX/KRES encourage blood donors to Give Something that Means Something ®, especially to patients spending the holidays in the hospital. The three organizations will host the Moberly Social Blood Drive on Dec....