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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 

 

 

 

 
July 20, 2016
Rose Hill Middle School student Reese Naylor just turned 13 and enjoys baking cupcakes with her best friend. When she was 4, Reese was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, and at 10, myelodysplastic syndrome. She has undergone many treatments including two bone marrow transplants, many rounds...
July 6, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.   
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 2, 2016
It’s time to party with purpose as the American Red Cross, Eagle Communications, Rocking M Radio and Salina Media Group announce the 21st annual Pump Up the Volume Blood Drive to be held at Sunrise Presbyterian Church from June 27-29. Blood donors across the Salina area have made this annual...
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 2, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross and Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service 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.
April 21, 2016
Following a gunshot wound in August 2015, Haysville Middle School counselor Julie Dombo received 38 blood transfusions. She spent 114 days in three different hospitals on her road to recovery, which continues today.  Haysville Middle School students, faculty and staff will host an American Red...
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...
March 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is calling all Kansas State University Wildcats to roll up their sleeves and give blood during the annual spring blood drive March 28-31. Giving blood is a simple way to put Kansas State’s spirit of service into action and help save lives. The goal for the four-day...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.