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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) 




January 27, 2015
  KIRKWOOD, Mo.  – The Kirkwood and Webster Groves communities are invited to honor the memory of little Benjamin “Pounder” Schrieber by giving blood at the Benjamin Schrieber Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 8. Benjamin was 18 months old when he died of Fanconi anemia. This...
January 22, 2015
  ST. LOUIS  — The St. Louis Blues, Fox Sports Midwest, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American Red Cross encourage donors to help patients get back in the game by donating blood Feb. 2 at the annual St. Louis Blues Blood Drive. Fans will have the opportunity to give blood at...
January 12, 2015
  KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Shonda Stanley was a proponent of blood donations and a supporter of local blood drives. Because of this dedication, her alma mater, family and friends are joining the American Red Cross to remember Stanley with a blood drive in her name on Jan. 26, nearly four years...
January 9, 2015
  COLUMBIA, Mo. – Police officer Molly Bowden died in February 2005, a month after being shot during a routine traffic stop. As family and friends remember her on the tenth anniversary of her death, they invite the community to help save the lives of others by giving blood at the annual...
January 7, 2015
  ST. LOUIS  — January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.  
January 5, 2015
  KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Ashley Mayer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, at the age of 13. Now 18, Mayer continues her fight, and also continues to join family and friends in encouraging eligible blood donors to give the gift of life. Donors will have that opportunity on Jan. 17 at the...