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Southwest Blood Services Region

June 4, 2013
The American Red Cross is launching the Summer of Stories campaign to share the personal impact blood and platelet donors can have on a patient in need and to help ensure a sufficient blood supply is available in the months ahead.
April 18, 2013
The American Red Cross has provided blood to help meet the needs of those injured in the fertilizer plant explosion in West.
April 12, 2013
At just 6 years of age, Lybie Young enjoys dance class, visits to the park and playing with her Barbie dolls.  Also in her short life, Lybie has received 10 blood transfusions to treat gastrointestinal bleeds. To help raise the awareness of the ongoing need for blood, Lybie’s dance...
March 7, 2013
Blood donors are Everyday Heroes who help save lives. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross recognizes these lifesavers, thanks them for their generosity and encourages others to join their ranks.   “Red Cross Month is an ideal time for people to show support for our mission,...
January 8, 2013
  To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, colleges and universities in Oklahoma and Texas will be  hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge “U” Blood Drives in January and February. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge “U...
December 31, 2012
The American Red Cross Bartlesville community blood drive will ring in the new year by moving to a new location. Beginning Jan. 2, the community blood drive moves to the Adams Boulevard Church of Christ, located at 3700 SE Adams Blvd. The conveniently located Adams Boulevard Church of Christ offers...
December 17, 2012
Every day, regardless of the time of year or the date on the calendar, the American Red Cross must collect approximately 17,000 pints of blood for patients in need. During the holiday season, while the need for blood remains constant busier schedules, holiday travel and other seasonal activities...
September 20, 2012
TULSA, Okla. — The American Red Cross and the Tulsa Spirit Bank Event Center announce they are partnering on a Heismans to the Rescue blood drive. This marks the first time the Red Cross and the Tulsa Spirit Bank Event Center have worked together to help save lives.   The Heismans to the...
July 18, 2012
Tulsa, Okla. — This year marks the fifth time University of Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White have partnered with the American Red Cross to help save lives. On Aug.
June 25, 2012
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels, with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.