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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 

 

 
August 28, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
August 28, 2015
 As the American Red Cross summer campaign, “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope” draws to a close; the Red Cross still needs eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. One Dallas-area business is stepping up to...
August 20, 2015
The American Red Cross faces  a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and calls on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. To help promote the need for blood from Aug. 24 through Aug. 29 all those...
August 20, 2015
Rusty Roberts is known to family and friends as being the life of the party and the first to lend a helping hand. Recently, Roberts was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which requires him to receive a kidney transplant. Roberts’ friends and family are using the search for a...
August 4, 2015
The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using...
July 1, 2015
On April 16, 2015, 3-year-old Reece Griffin was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a potentially life-threatening illness that can cause bone or joint pain, reoccurring infections and fatigue. Since her diagnosis, Reece has received numerous blood transfusions. Area residents are...
June 29, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 22, 2015
The American Red Cross announces the annual Ty Nichols Memorial Blood Drive will be held June 25 at First Southern Baptist Church. The Guthrie community is invited to remember Nichols, who died from an enlarged heart in 2008, and support others in need by donating blood. “Ty isn’t here...
June 3, 2015
Three-year-old Raeleigh Vasquez loves dolls, especially Barbie dolls, and dreams of visiting Disneyworld. Trips will have to wait as Raeleigh is in the fight of her life since being diagnosed with a rare spine cancer in January 2015. During her treatment, Raeleigh has received six blood...
May 19, 2015
  Eligible donors can choose their day to help save lives during “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign   The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer....