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Southwest Blood Services Region

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:

Jan Hale, External Communications Manager 
Central Plains & Southwest Blood Services Region
(918) 344-0720 (p) (918) 344-0720 (c)
jan.hale@redcross.org 

 

 
January 4, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.    Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer...
December 19, 2016
As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.  
December 13, 2016
The American Red Cross, KRMG and FOX23 will continue their holiday tradition by hosting the ninth annual Tulsa Holiday Blood Drive. Area residents will have the opportunity to give the perfect gift while helping boost the blood supply prior to the holidays. The 2016 Tulsa Holiday Blood Drive will...
December 5, 2016
It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady....
November 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.   Busy holiday schedules and travel...
October 17, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Tulsa area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be transfused within five days...
September 28, 2016
In 1972, Minnie Burnett started working for the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) in the Jay office. She also began donating blood. Burnett retired from PSO after 21 years, but she continued to donate blood and has now given 107 times. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in...
September 28, 2016
Alene Sparks has faithfully volunteered at Cleveland community American Red Cross blood drives for more than 25 years. Unable to donate due to anemia, Sparks has given countless hours over the years greeting donors with a smile and a friendly acknowledgement. A blood drive will be held in Sparks...
September 20, 2016
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations...
September 15, 2016
Ashlyn Koons is like many 4 year olds. Purple is her favorite color, and she loves tutus and corn dogs. But, unlike other young girls her age, a year ago,  Ashlyn was diagnosed with stage 4 favorable histology Wilms tumor. Her treatment has included blood transfusions.