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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) 




July 1, 2015
  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— For the fourth consecutive year, the American Red Cross and the St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Zimmer Radio stations 94.3 Kat Country, 101.9 The Wave and News Radio 950 KWOS for the Step Up to the Plate and Donate Blood Drive in Jefferson City. This summer...
June 30, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo.  — Radio Park, the Kirksville Daily Express, KTVO, KLTE Bott Radio and Cable One join the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross in encouraging fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need on July 23. Everyone who attempts to...
June 29, 2015
  The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.  
June 29, 2015
  EDINA, Mo. — Randy Gossman devoted his life to his community. He was a deacon and church board member at the Edina Christian Church, a member of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce and a local business owner. He also helped his community by donating blood, and before his death in 2010...
June 12, 2015
  FULTON, Mo. — The American Red Cross is partnering with multiple emergency response departments for the annual Fulton Battle of the Badges blood drive on June 26. Taking part in the friendly competition will be the Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department, Callaway County...
June 5, 2015
  CARTERVILLE, Ill.  — Step up to the plate and donate blood with WSIL-TV and the American Red Cross at the WSIL-TV Summer Blood Drive June 19-20 at four locations in southern Illinois.   Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially designed St. Louis Cardinals T-...
May 19, 2015
  ST. LOUIS  — The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.  
May 19, 2015
  EFFINGHAM, Ill. — The American Red Cross and the Effingham Elks Club invite businesses in Effingham to encourage their employees to donate blood June 2, 4 & 5 at the 18th annual Effingham Corporate Challenge Blood Drive. Everyone who presents to give blood will receive a free St....
May 18, 2015
  ST. LOUIS  — The St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need this June. The Cardinals and the Red Cross will team up to help save lives on June 1-2 at various locations around...
May 15, 2015
  POTOSI, Mo. — At 13-years-old, Kyle Hughes is living with a disease not typically seen in kids his age. In fact, it’s not typically “seen” at all. What his mother calls an “invisible disease” is also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and for Kyle, it...