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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)





September 22, 2016
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The American Red Cross along with the family and friends of Stefani Lorton invite the Kirksville community to the 12th annual blood drive in her honor on Friday, Oct. 7. Once again the drive will be held at Highland Crest Assisted Living at 2204 S. Halliburton from 1 to 6 p....
September 13, 2016
31st Annual Homecoming Blood Drive scheduled Oct. 10-13 COLUMBIA, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2016) — The University of Missouri and the American Red Cross will soon team up for the 31st annual Homecoming Blood Drive, helping to save lives through blood donations.
September 12, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The American Red Cross is seeking volunteer transportation specialists in the St. Louis and southwestern Illinois areas to deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals. Transportation assignments include delivering blood products to area hospitals for patient use as well as...