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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) 




October 21, 2014
Jessica and Kelli were killed in 2007 crash   COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 21, 2014) — A deadly car crash involving two teenage girls and an Illinois State Trooper nearly seven years ago is now the driving force behind an event that could help save many lives.      ...
October 7, 2014
Donors encouraged to roll up their sleeves Oct. 25   CLAYTON, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2014) — The American Red Cross and KSDK-TV encourage the public to make a difference for patients in need by donating blood Oct. 25 at the Make a Difference Day Blood Drive in Clayton. The Red Cross and KSDK...
October 3, 2014
  During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. All presenting blood and platelet donors at Red Cross blood drives and donation...
September 29, 2014
Annual Homecoming Blood Drive scheduled Oct. 13-16   COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 29, 2014) — The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for the 29th annual Homecoming Blood Drive, helping to save lives through blood donations.   The University of Missouri/Red...
September 19, 2014
Tenth annual drive commemorates local teenager who died in 2005   KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Sept. 19, 2014) — The American Red Cross and blood drive sponsor Highland Crest Assisted Living by Americare invite the Kirksville community to attend the tenth annual Stefani Lorton Memorial Blood Drive...
September 17, 2014
Caleb Nehring lost his battle with cancer in 2006   WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (Sept. 17, 2014) — 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...
September 16, 2014
Presenting donors will receive T-shirt, chance to win stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel   FARMINGTON, Mo. (Sept. 16, 2014) — The American Red Cross and KTJJ/KREI/KJFF Regional Radio invite members of the Farmington and Festus communities to help save lives by donating blood on Sept. 29....
September 9, 2014
New Red Cross Blood Donor App offers features that make it simple, convenient and even more rewarding to give blood    (Sept. 9, 2014) — The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand.  ...
September 4, 2014
Jordan Partridge died at age 11   JERSEYVILLE, Ill.  (Sept. 4, 2014) — Family and friends remember him as a fun loving soccer fan who had a gift for making people laugh. Jordan Partridge was 11 years old when he died from lymphoma in May 2005, and on Sept. 18, his family will once...
August 25, 2014
  The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a...