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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 15, 2017
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.   Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world....
February 13, 2017
Ten-year-old Gavin Meder loves to learn. He is fascinated by science and loves studying about ocean habitats and the solar system. Unlike many his age, Gavin is also a blood recipient, having received more than 18 transfusions during treatment for leukemia.
February 9, 2017
The Wichita community can give more than chocolate and flowers this valentine season at the American Red Cross You’re Someone’s Type Blood Drive Feb. 13, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st. The blood drive comes as the Red Cross urges eligible...
February 1, 2017
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.   Michael Harper knows how critical it is to have a readily available blood supply. “I used over 300 units of blood when I was...
January 19, 2017
 The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors can help save lives by giving blood at the Wichita Thunder blood drive Jan. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, at INTRUST Bank Arena. The first 200 people who come to donate will...
January 18, 2017
 The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood donors. Eligible donors can help save lives by giving blood at the annual Hutchinson Battle of the Badges Jan. 23-25 and Jan. 27. Hutchinson Police and Fire Department personnel are teaming...
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 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....