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Central Plains 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 

 

 

 

 
February 19, 2015
The American Red Cross of Midway Kansas is excited to celebrate 100 Years of being in our community. During this special time, the Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. “Everyday heroes help those in need in Kansas”, said Jill Orton, Region...
February 6, 2015
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February. Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping...
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 19, 2015
Every day, the public relies on the courageous service of first responders as they help during emergencies and keep dangerous criminals off the streets. But these heroes also look to the local communities they serve for partners in helping save lives. At various drives around the Hutchinson area,...
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.
December 23, 2014
 Barb Keller, a longtime blood donor, has also volunteered her time at American Red Cross blood drives for more than 20 years. She has welcomed thousands of blood donors over this time with a smile. Now fighting cancer, Chanute residents are invited to donate blood in honor of  Barb and...
December 9, 2014
 American Red Cross blood donors give hope and Kansas Pork Association (KPA) farmers give thanks – it’s all about a partnership between the two organizations which has helped collect enough blood to help more than 9,000 patients since 2012.
December 8, 2014
 A three-day blood drive will be held during the final days of the year in Salina as a way to honor 12-year-old Salina resident Melissa Lidgett as she completes the third stage of treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia.
December 1, 2014
The American Red Cross is asking individuals to give something meaningful this holiday season – a blood or platelet donation – and help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients this holiday season.
November 12, 2014
The first nationwide partnership and “Fuel Your Community” campaign between the American Red Cross and energy provider Suburban Propane in October helped collect thousands of lifesaving blood and platelet donations for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusions centers...