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Southwest Blood Services Region

 
January 25, 2017
The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood donors to make a donation appointment now and help save the lives of patients like local teenager Peyton Jones.  Peyton is a ninth-grader at Lampasas High School who loves golf. He’s also...
January 18, 2017
Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.   Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel due to...
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...