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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 31, 2014
 Annual St. Louis Rams Blood Drive Nov. 13   ST. LOUIS (Oct. 30, 2014) — The St. Louis Rams and the American Red Cross encourage fans to help save lives by donating blood this fall. The Rams and the Red Cross will team up to help patients in need on Nov. 13 in Richmond Heights,...
October 31, 2014
Annual Joy FM Blood Drive scheduled Nov. 28   ST. LOUIS (Oct. 31, 2014) — This holiday season, give the perfect gift to help patients in need by donating blood with Joy FM and the American Red Cross at four locations in Missouri and Illinois on Nov. 28. Everyone who attempts to donate...
October 30, 2014
Hope Seymour was born with congenital heart disease   BRIGHTON, Ill. (Oct. 30, 2014) — Just 5-years-old, Hope Seymour has already undergone two open heart surgeries in attempts to fight a congenital disease she’s had since birth. In honor of her fight and to help patients like her...
October 28, 2014
Be a hero and help save lives by donating blood Nov. 14 & 15   CARTERVILLE, Ill. (Oct. 28, 2014) — Be a hero to patients in need by rolling up a sleeve and donating blood with WSIL and the American Red Cross Nov. 14 and 15 at four locations in southern Illinois.   Everyone who...
October 27, 2014
Christopher Cooper, Sondra Cunningham killed in separate crashes   INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Two area residents who died in separate crashes nearly one year apart are being honored by family, friends and the American Red Cross with a blood drive in their memories.   The...
October 27, 2014
Logan Allen died in 2013   EDINA, Mo. (Oct. 27, 2014) — Family and friends of Logan Allen are turning the grief over his unexpected death into an opportunity to help others by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in his memory on Nov.10. Allen was 15-years-old when he died as a...