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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) 


June 20, 2016
The Rockdale community is invited to give blood at the third annual American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Naomi Ruelas. Ruelas, a 17-year-old high school student from Colorado Springs, Colorado, enjoyed chocolate and dreamed of going to college and becoming a lawyer. She received many blood...
June 6, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
June 1, 2016
In January 2015, Raeleigh Vasquez was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer that left her unable to walk. With the help of chemotherapy, skilled doctors and nurses, and blood and platelet transfusions, Raeleigh is now in remission and walking again.
May 22, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 5, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross and the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) urge eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs.
May 2, 2016
Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions in the U.S., according to the National Trauma Institute. A single car accident victim can need as many as 100 units of blood.