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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) 


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....
April 29, 2015
Students at Caney Valley and Haileyville Elementary Schools may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering
March 19, 2015
Using her personal experience as a blood recipient, Miss Heartland and Miss Oklahoma 2015 contestant Marissa McCurtain is sponsoring the American Red Cross The Beauty in Blood blood drive scheduled March 21 at Penn Square Mall. McCurtain received six pints of blood after being diagnosed with severe...
March 10, 2015
Following round after round of snow, freezing rain and arctic cold in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for eligible blood and platelet donors to give now to help restock its shelves. March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives, resulting in...
February 19, 2015
The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. All of our presidents for the past 70 years, including President Barack Obama, have designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the...
February 19, 2015
In honor of Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross...
February 9, 2015
TULSA, Okla. — The Pryor community is invited to honor well-known resident and American Red Cross donor Gerald “Buck” Gay during the fourth annual Buck Gay Memorial Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 19. “My family is so excited that this drive, held in my father’s memory,...
February 3, 2015
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged...
January 21, 2015
 A local Killeen family is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 22, in honor of their 22-month-old son who received a blood transfusion during treatment of a genetic condition.
January 7, 2015
 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.